- Commanding Officer - Cmdr. Scott C. Luers
Executive Officer - Lt. Cmdr. Michael Fisher
Chief of the Boat - STSCS(SS) Chris Conry
Length: 360 feet Breadth: 33 feet Displacement: 6,900 tons Speed: Greater than 25 knots Depth: Greater than 800 feet Keel Laid: August 25, 1988 Launched: March 23, 1991 Commissioned: November 7, 1992 Complement: 129 officers and enlisted crew
USS Boise (CL 47), the only previous Navy ship named after Idaho's capital, was a light cruiser of the Brooklyn Class built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Commissioned on August 12, 1938 it soon established a record of accomplishment in World War II that was big enough to flash through and around the enemy.
During the 44 months that the United States was at war, Boise served 35 months overseas. It operated in the Netherlands, East Indies, the Pacific area, including Philippine waters. It participated in two night surface attacks, and 14 major invasions and shore bombardments, yet was damaged by enemy fire but once. The crew earned the Amercian Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, the Asiatic Pacific Medal with nine bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.
In 1951 the Argentine navy purchased USS Boise from the United States at a cost of approximately $7,800,000. The ship officially transferred on April 12, 1951 and was commissioned at Philadelphia on March 11, 1952 as Nueve de Julio. The name refers to July 9, 1816, when Argentine provinces signed their declaration of independence.
In August 1981, this once proud ship of Cruisers Battle Force reentered U.S. waters at the Brownsville, Texas, Ship Channel where it was cut up for scrap metal at Manchester Sling Inc.
Nov. 8, 2012 - USS Boise Returns from Deployment
Oct. 19, 2011 - USS Boise Sailors to Participate in Namesake Visit
Oct. 07, 2011 - USS Boise Sailors Assist in Sea Turtle Rescue
May 20, 2011 - USS Boise Wins Battenberg Cup
Dec. 22, 2010 - USS Boise Returns from Deployment
Jan.15, 2010 - USS Boise Awarded Meritorious Unit Commendation