Welcome to the USS Torsk SS-423 History Page
For many years it was customary to name U.S. submarines for
fish, although this custom no longer exists.
World War II submarines were named for everything that swam, from
Albacore to Whale.
Torsk got her
name from a gadoid fish, similar to the codfish, which is
found in the North Atlantic.
Torsk is Norwegian in origin.
Click the links to the left to read
more about Torsk during her 24 years of active duty with the US Navy,
service as a Naval Reserve Trainer in Washington, DC for three years and finally
as a museum and
memorial to the Silent Service in Baltimore, MD.
NOTE - quite a few inquiries have been made lately asking if former President
ever served aboard
Torsk during his career in the submarine
service. One version of the rumor
even states that he was the last Commanding
Officer of Torsk! While it is possible that President
Carter was aboard during
his training days at the submarine school in New London, Connecticut
1950's, he was never officially assigned to
Torsk nor was he ever her Commanding Officer.
Click the link at left for Jimmy
Carter's service record.