From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


A pink salmon fish prevalent on the Pacific coast of the United States and Canada.

(SSN - 604: dp. 3,700 (surf.), 4,300 (subm.); l. 278'6"; b. 31'8"; s. 20 k.; cpl. 100; a. 4 21" tt.; cl. Thresher)

The second Haddo was launched by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., 18 August 1962; sponsored by Mrs. Henry M. Jackson, wife of the Senator from Washington; commissioned 16 December 1964, Comdr. John G. Williams in command.

After shakedown out of New London, Conn., in January 1965, Haddo arrived at her home port, Charleston, S.C., 8 February and joined Sub Ron 4. She operated off the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean until departing Charleston 7 July for the Mediterranean. She participated in numerous exercises with ships of the 6th Fleet and NATO countries before returning home 7 November. Haddo has continued this pattern of service, alternating operations out of home port in the Atlantic with 6th Fleet deployments, through 1967.

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