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Haddock (SSN-621)


Thresher Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 24 April 1961, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, Pascagoula, MS.; Launched, 21 May 1966; Commissioned, USS Haddock (SSN-621), 22 December 1967; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 7 April 1993; Laid up at Bremerton Naval Shipyard; Final Disposition, entered the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 1 February 2001, completion date unknown.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,540 t., Submerged: 4,200 t.; Length 278'; Beam 31' 8"; ; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 28+ kts; Operating Depth 400'; Complement, 143; Sensors, Raytheon BQS-6A or -6B active/passive systems BQQ-1 and the Edo BQR-7 passive, conformal array, TB-26 Towed Sonar Array; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes, forward, MK 48 torpedoes, UUM-44A SUBROC, UGM-84A/C Harpoon, MK 57 deep water mines, Mk 60 CAPTOR mines; Propulsion System, one S5W nuclear reactor, two Westinghouse steam turbines, one propeller 15,000 shp..
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Thresher50kPlatform plan of Thresher (SSN-593) class submarines. PDF courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Submarine Silhouettes 1960179kSubmarine Silhouettes of 1960:
Nautilus (SSN-571), Seawolf (SSN-575), Skate (SSN-578), Skipjack (SS-585), Triton (SSRN-586), Halibut (SSGN-587), Thresher (SSN-593), Tullibee (SSN-597), George Washington (SSBN-598), & Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) classes.
U.S. Navy Photograph submitted by Ron Titus, courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp.
Nuclear Submarine Profiles187kNuclear Submarine Profiles 1960:
Nautilus (SSN-571),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Triton (SSRN-586),
Skate (SSN-578) & Skipjack (SS-585) classes,
Halibut (SSGN-587) & Tullibee (SSN-597) classes,
George Washington (SSBN-598) &
Thresher (SSN-593) classes.
US Navy photo courtesy of Ron Titus courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Haddock587kFinal preparations are made for Haddock's (SSN-621) launching on 21 May 1966 at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, Pascagoula, MS. USN photo # 1115982 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Haddock266kNavy personnel, family and friends listen to the launching speeches of the Haddock (SSN-621), 21 May 1966 at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, Pascagoula, MS. Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock275kThe Haddock's (SSN-621) officers, crew and shipyard officials salute the colors as the National Anthem is played and she slides down the ways on Armed Forces Day at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, Pascagoula, MS. Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock274kStill attached to her launching cradle, the Haddock's (SSN-621) officers, crew and shipyard officials salute the colors as the National Anthem is played and she slides down the ways into the waters of the Pascagoula River. Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock179kWaterborne, the Haddock (SSN-621) is about to be nudged by her supporting tugs, among them is the Creole Sue, off her starboard side.Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock73kOfficers and crew of the Haddock (SSN-621) listen to the commissioning ceremony speaker, their Commanding Officer, Stanley J. Anderson, CDR, USN, reading the orders that put Haddock into commission. The ceremony took place on 22 December 1967, on board Haddock, which was moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS, on the East bank of the Pascagoula River.Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock24kCommemorative post mark on the launching of the Haddock (SSN-621), 21 May 1966. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Haddock55kThe Haddock (SSN-621) with an escort of dolphins off her bow, during her sea trials in the Gulf Of Mexico, circa 1967. The two men in the sail are Lt JG Vaughn and TM3 Thornton on the plank.
Actually, we'd been out once from Pascagoula, MS for about a week and had a problem doing high speed maneuvers (angles and dangles) near the end of the trials. I was on the planes in the control room when the problem occurred. Exciting! We went back to the shipyard to figure out and fix the problem. As I recall, this was our second time out … may have even been coming out of Mobile, Alabama this time. Lt Vaughn and I watched the plane as the pilot circled many times to try to time his pass to be in sync with the 3 dolphins (actually porpoises of course) intermittently surfing the bow wave. The sounds and smells and joy of life come back to me even today, 39 years later.
When the photographer on the plane got this photo he was holding on to a right wing strut with his left hand and his camera with his right hand – all the while hanging out of the plane with his feet just touching inside the plane's cockpit. The pilot almost stalled the plane in a slow upward movement so the photo could be taken. Then the plane tipped forward and downward. It began to fall toward the sea. The pilot poured the coal to it and pulled up about a 100 feet above the water and flew away. Mr. Vaughn, a good man, and I actually laughed together about seeing such a thing and hoping that the photographer got the shot.
Official US Navy photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Text courtesy of Wayne Thornton, plank owner.
Haddock587kAboard the Haddock (SSN-621) of several engineering and M Division plank owners (I am fourth from left). I don’t remember all the people’s names (among the pictured: Jerry Love, Gerald Van Iwarden, Hank Weed, George MacInvale, Ron Baran, John Oceanis). USN photo courtesy of plank owner Richard McGee.
Haddock390k Haddock's (SSN-621) crew is topside while transiting Lake Gatun, Panama Canal in January-February 1968. Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock74k Canal eye view as the Haddock (SSN-621) exits the Caribbean-side locks of the Panama Canal and transits Lake Gatun in central Panama to the Pacific-side locks, around January-February 1968. A new experience for this denizen of the deep to slice fresh water! The sailors aboard remember seeing natives in the jungle along the Lake wearing only a few strands clothing on them; living in what appeared to be huts made of branches and covered with fronds. An unexpected and foreign sight for sure." Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Text courtesy of W.B. Thornton.
Haddock445k First drydocking of the Haddock's (SSN-621) in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, spring 1968. Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock74k Haddock (SSN-621) in New London with shot of Escape Training Tower, which was later removed. Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock & Sturgeon69k Haddock (SSN-621) & Sturgeon (SSN-637) moored together in New London, CT., spring 1968.Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock209k Haddock (SSN-621) alongside Sub Rescue Vessel Florikan (ASR-9) near Hong Kong during first Westpac cruise (1969).Photo taken by Steve Hawkins, plank owner.
Text courtesy of Wayne Thornton, plank owner.
Haddock74k Haddock (SSN-621) alongside Samuel Gompers (AD-37) in Subic Bay during first Westpac 1969.Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock289k Haddock (SSN-621) entering San Diego for first time in February 1969.Courtesy of Gerald W. Van Iwaarden, plankowner.
Haddock69kHaddock (SSN-621), steams under the Golden Gate Bridge, February of 1973. Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Photo i.d. courtey of Allan Kozak.
Haddock & Flasher376kHaddock (SSN-621) & Flasher (SSN-613) at the Sub Base pier in Pearl Harbor during the summer of 1974.Photo courtesy of Allan Kozak.
Haddock88kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the Haddock's (SSN-621) participation in Operation Ready EX-1, off Southern California, 17 February 1981. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Haddock80k A port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621) underway with crew members riding the sail off NS Subic bay, Philippines, 28 August 1981. USN photo DN-ST-82-01663 by PHC Larry Foster, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock104k The large harbor tug Opelika (YTB-798) pulls up along the starboard side of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621) before towing the submarine into port. USN photo DN-ST-82-01666 by PHC Larry Foster, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock984k A low angle view of ships docked at the pier as the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621) passes by. Among the docked ships is the store ship Rigel (T-AF-58), 28 August 1981. USN photo DN-ST-82-01658 by PHC Larry Foster, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock88kA starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621) underway with crewmen on deck, 28 August 1981. USN photo DN-ST-82-01671 by PHC Larry Foster, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock82kA port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621) underway, 28 August 1981. USN photo DN-ST-82-01669 by PHC Larry Foster, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock991kThe Haddock (SSN-621) plows the surface in 1982. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01668 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Haddock273kThe Haddock (SSN-621), with her support barge, YR-67, along side at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in September 1984. Haddock, was in overhaul at the shipyard from 1 October 1984 to 24 September 1987. She received at new designed reduction gear during the overhaul along with upgrades to her sonar and fire control systems.USN Photo # 204676-9-84,courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Haddock237k The topside watch of the Haddock (SSN-621), on the day of her arrival ceremony at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Note pennants for unit awards. USN Photo Navy # 204666-9-84, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Haddock248k YR-50, is seen aft of the Haddock (SSN-621) during her arrival ceremony at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in September 1984. The ceremony is seen on the left of the picture.USN Photo # 204686-9-84,courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Haddock280kCapt E. J. Scheyder, USN, Shipyard Commander addresses the crew and shipyard workers during the arrival ceremony for the Haddock (SSN-621) at Mare Island in September 1984. The sail of the Seawolf (SSN-575) can be seen in the background.USN Photo # 204673-9-84, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Ballast Point, San Diego48kAn Oil on Masonite painting by the artist John Charles Roach, entitled "Ballast Point, San Diego", depicts sub base with subs and tenders at the pier in San Diego during mid 1986.
The tenders were possibly the:
McKee (AS-42) for Subron 7:
Dixon (AS-37) for Subron 3:

Among the subs were the:
Dolphin (AGSS-555):
Gudgeon (SS-567):
Albacore (AGSS-569):
Barbel (SS-580):
Blueback (SS-581):
Permit (SSN-594):
Plunger (SSN-595):
Pollack (SSN-603)
Haddo (SSN-604):
Guardfish (SSN-612):
Haddock (SSN-621):
Sturgeon (SSN-637):
Gurnard (SSN-662) :
Hawkbill (SSN-666):
Pintado (SSN-672):
Drum (SSN-677):
William H. Bates (SSN-680):
La Jolla (SSN-701):
Portsmouth (SSN-707) &
Salt Lake City (SSN-716).
Ballast Point, San Diego
John Charles Roach 1986.5
Oil on Masonite , 1986, courtesy of the USNHC, # 88-163-CR.
Text contributed by OMC J. Reid Pallady USNR-RET & QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
Haddock718kCDR Dan Bacon presents awards to crew members of the Haddock (SSN-621) on 12 February 1987 at Mare Island. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 02/17/14.
Haddock3.14k Haddock (SSN-621) departing Mare Island on 24 February 1987 after completing overhaul at the shipyard. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 02/17/14.
Haddock235k Haddock (SSN-621) has just passed under the Golden Gate after completing an overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in February 1987. She was in overhaul from 1 October 1984 until 24 February 1987. USN photo # 205330-87, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Haddock82kA starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621), underway off the coast of San Diego CA., 6 June 1989. USN photo # DN-SC-90-08379, by PH2 T.L. James, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock85kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621), underway off the coast of San Diego CA., 6 June 1989. USN photo # DN-SC-90-08376, by PH2 T.L. James, courtesy of Defense Visual Information Center, dodmedia.osd.mil.
Haddock490kCrew members man the bridge on the sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Haddock (SSN-621) underway on 6 June 1989. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-90-08385, by PH2 T.L. James from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Haddock1.90kSixteen page PDF Welcome Aboard pamphlet for the Haddock (SSN-621), circa 1990. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Haddock31kHaddock (SSN-621), at top, followed by Ethan Allen (SSBN-608), Aspro (SSN-648), Bergal (SSN-667) and Silversides (SSN-679) at bottom, awaiting scrapping at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 1997.Photo courtesy of Don Shelton.

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DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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