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
USS POLLACK (SSN-603)
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.
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
[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]