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USS Boone passing the Statue of Liberty, Fleet Week, New York 2002
USS Boone (FFG-28) passing the Statue of Liberty, Fleet Week, New York 2002
Career (US)
Name: USS Boone
Namesake: Vice Admiral Joel Thompson Boone, M.D.
Ordered: 23 January 1978
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle
Laid down: 27 March 1979
Launched: 16 January 1980
Commissioned: 15 May 1982
Homeport: Mayport, Florida
Motto: Brave Man, Brave Ship
Status: in active service, as of 2010
Boone Crest.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 453 feet (138 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31,000 kW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller
2 × Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azipods for maneuvering and docking.
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-49 air-search radar
AN/SPS-55 surface-search radar
CAS and STIR fire-control radar
AN/SQS-56 sonar.
Electronic warfare
and decoys:

As built:
One OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
two Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes
one Vulcan Phalanx CIWS; four .50-cal (12.7 mm) machine guns.
one Mk 13 Mod 4 single-arm launcher for Harpoon anti-ship missiles and SM-1MR Standard anti-ship/air missiles (40 round magazine)

Note: As of 2004, Mk13 systems removed from all active US vessels of this class.
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters

USS Boone (FFG-28) is the twentieth ship in the United States Navy's Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided missile frigates.

The frigate was named for Vice Admiral Joel Thompson Boone, M.D. (1889–1974). FFG-28, the first U.S. ship to bear the Admiral's name, was ordered January 23, 1978, launched 16 January 1980 by Todd Pacific Shipyards, and commissioned 15 May 1982. She has since racked up numerous awards and commendations.

USS Boone is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 14 and was the recipient of the 2005 DESRON 14 Battle "E". On 16 February 2007, Bunker Hill was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award. [1]

Boone is homeported in Mayport, Florida, and is a member of the Navy Reserve.


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

External links

Further reading

  • Milton F. Heller III (2000). The Presidents' Doctor : An Insider's View of Three First Families. Vantage Pr; 1st ed edition (August 2000). ISBN 0-533-13159-6.  


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