USS Pollack II

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Pollock II

(SSN-603: dp. 3,750,1. 278'5" b. 31'7", dr. 25'2", s. 20+ k.

surf. and subm.; cpl. 107; a. i 21 ' tt., SubRoc; cl. Thresher).

The second Pollock (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.

Pollock reported to Commander in Chief' U.S. Atlantic Fleet for duty, and became a unit of Submarme 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 antl-shuppmg mussion.

During 1966 Pollock 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. PoUack remains with the Atlantic Fleet into 1970.