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(SSN-603: dp. 3,750; l. 278-5-; b. 31-7-; dr. 25-2-; s. 20+ k. surf. and subm.; cpl. 107; a. 4 21 -tt., SubRoc; cl. Thresher)

A food-fish resembling the true Cod, but with the lower jaw projecting and without the barbel.


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.

Published: Mon Aug 24 08:38:15 EDT 2015