USS Haddock (SSN-621)

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USS Haddock (SSN-621)
Career (United States of America)
Name: USS Haddock
Namesake: The haddock, a large fish
Awarded: 24 August 1960
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: 24 April 1961
Launched: 21 May 1966
Sponsored by: Mrs. Thomas G. Morris
Commissioned: 22 December 1967
Decommissioned: 7 April 1993
Struck: 7 April 1993
Homeport: San Diego, California, later Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Honors and
awards:
2 Vietnam Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Battle "E" Award.
Fate: Entered Ship-Submarine Recycling Program, 1 October 2000; recycling completed 1 October 2001
Status: Recycled
General characteristics
Class & type: Thresher/Permit-class submarine
Displacement: 3,770 LT (3,830 tonnes) surfaced
4,300 long tons (4,369 t) submerged
Length: 279 ft (85 m)
Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Propulsion: S5W PWR
Complement: 100 officers and men
Armament: • 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

USS Haddock (SSN-621), was the last Thresher/Permit-class submarine to be built. She was also the third ship of the United States Navy to be named after the haddock, a large species of fish.

The contract to build her was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi on 24 August 1960 and her keel was laid down on 24 April 1961. She was launched on 21 May 1966, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas G. Morris, wife of Representative Morris of New Mexico, and commissioned on 22 December 1967 with Commander Stanley J. Anderson in command.

Service history[edit]

Haddock's first homeport was in San Diego, California, as part of Submarine Squadron 3. Following a deployment to the Western Pacific, her home port was transferred to Pearl Harbor in time for her first overhaul, which was completed in 1972. Haddock was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for significant achievements during her next deployment.

In 1977, Haddock had a 19-month overhaul in Mare Island, following which she was restationed in San Diego, California, and Submarine Squadron Three.

Haddock completed her seventh deployment to the Western Pacific on 23 December 1983. She then went to Mare Island in October 1984 for her third overhaul and returned to San Diego and Submarine Squadron Three in February 1987. Haddock earned the Battle Efficiency "E" Award for fiscal year 1988.

Haddock deployed to the Western Pacific for the eleventh time from July to October 1991.

History needed for 1991-1993.

Fate[edit]

Haddock was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 7 April 1993. Ex-Haddock entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program on 1 October 2000. Recycling was completed on 1 October 2001.

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