SSN703 Ship's Crest

The official crest of USS BOSTON SSN703 is symbolic of the ship's namesake, the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The banner held by the dolphins saying `Freedom's Birthplace' signifies the role the City of Boston has had in our country's pursuit of freedom. The Minuteman with the 688 Class submarine silhouette behind him symbolizes BOSTON's participation in keeping our country free both then and now. Above the minuteman's head are seven stars representing the seven ships which have borne the name BOSTON.

This crest is unique, and is the result of a U.S. Navy League-sponsored contest that was held among Boston school children. Twelve year old Joanne Russell's design was chosen, and she received a $100 award for her creativity. Plus, she was treated to a special visit to the BOSTON.

About this BOSTON
   BOSTON's crew earned the following awards:
1983 CINCLANTFLT Golden Anchor Award
1983 Red "E" for Engineering Excellence
1983-1984 Meritorious Unit Commendation
1984 Battle Efficiency "E" Ribbon
1984 Arleigh Burke Award Nominee for Greatest Improvement in Battle Efficiency
1985 Battle Efficiency "E" Ribbon
1985 Red "E" for Engineering Excellence
1985 Green "C" for Communications Excellence
1985 Silver Anchor Award
1985 Meritorious Unit Commendation
1986 Green "C" for Communications Excellence
1986 Red "E" for Engineering Excellence
1987 Yellow "M" for Medical Excellence
1987 CINCLANTFLT Silver Anchor Award
1987 CINCLANTFLT Golden Anchor Award Runner Up
1988 CINCLANTFLT Golden Anchor Award
1989 CINCLANTFLT Silver Anchor Award
1990 Green "C" for Communications Excellence
1991 Supply Blue "E" for Supply Excellence
1991 Meritorious Unit Commendation
1993 White Tactical "T" for Tactical Proficiency
1995 Battle Efficiency "E" Ribbon
1995 Arleigh Burke Award for Greatest Improvement in Battle Efficiency
1996 Battle Efficiency "E" Ribbon
1995-1996 Meritorious Unit Commendation
1996 Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award for Most Battle-Ready Ship in Atlantic Fleet
1997 Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation
1997 Red "DC" for Damage Control Excellence
1998 Red and Green "N" for Navigation Excellence

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