USS Haddock SSN-621 Submarine Model
USS Haddock (SSN-621)
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.
Haddock’s first homeport was in San Diego, 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.