Click to view crew list

USS POLLACK (SSN-603) - a Thresher/Permit-class submarine

In Commission 1964 to 1989

SSN-603 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSN-603 Shellback Initiation Add a SSN-603 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1960 - Keel Date: 14 MAR 1960
at New York Shipbuilding Camden NJ
MAR 1962 - Launch Date: 17 MAR 1962
MAY 1964 - Commissioned: 26 MAY 1964
JUN 1966 - AUG 1966 North Atlantic
AUG 1971 - NOV 1971 Mediterranean
MAR 1975 - MAR 1975 Panama Canal
FEB 1978 - JUL 1978 West Pac
MAY 1979 - JUL 1981 Regular Overhaul
JUN 1982 - DEC 1982 West Pac
AUG 1987 - OCT 1987 NorPac
MAR 1989 - Decommissioned: 1 MAR 1989

SSN-603 General Specifications

Class: Thresher/Permit-class submarine

Complement: 107 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3750 tons

Length: 278 feet 5 inches

Beam: 31 feet 7 inches

Draft: 25 feet 2 in

Final Disposition: Entered Ship-Submarine Recycling Program 9 February 1993


The second Pollack (SSN-603) was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., 14 March 1960; launched 17 March 1962; sponsored by Mrs. John O. Pastore; and commissioned 26 May 1964, Comdr. Harvey E. Lyon in command.

Pollack reported to Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet for duty, and became a unit of Submarine Squadron 4, homeported in Charleston, S.C. After shakedown in the Caribbean, she underwent a six-month evaluation as an antisubmarine warfare weapon.

Most of 1965 was spent at sea evaluating new ASW tactics, participating in a destroyer versus submarine evaluation, and practicing an anti-shipping mission.

During 1966 Pollack was evaluated in coordinated ASW operations. She spent most of 1967 at sea, making various weapons tests. On 1 March 1968, Pollack's homeport was changed to Norfolk and she became a unit of Submarine Squadron 10, the first all nuclear attack submarine squadron in the Navy. Pollack remains with the Atlantic Fleet into 1970.

[Note: The above USS POLLACK (SSN-603) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS POLLACK (SSN-603), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]