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Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
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Active 1914-Present
Country United States of America
Type Type Commander
Garrison/HQ Pearl Harbor
Rear Admiral Frank Caldwell Jr.[1]

Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) is the principal advisor to the Commander, United States Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) for submarine matters. The Pacific Submarine Force (SUBPAC) includes attack, ballistic missile and auxiliary submarines, submarine tenders, floating submarine docks, deep submergence vehicles and submarine rescue vehicles throughout the Pacific.

The Force provides anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, precision land strike, mine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and early warning and special warfare capabilities to the U.S. Pacific and strategic deterrence capabilities to the U.S. Strategic Command.[2]

ComSubPac's mission is to provide the training, logistical plans, manpower and operational plans and support and tactical development necessary to maintain the ability of the Force to respond to both peacetime and wartime demands.[3]

Submarines and Units[edit]

These are the submarines and related units reporting to COMSUBPAC. [4]

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii[edit]

Submarine Squadron 1 includes:[5]

Per OPNAVNOTE 5400 Ser DNS-33/11U228579 of 10 Oct 2011, Submarine Squadron 3 has inactivated in accordance with POM-12 efficiencies. IAW OPNAV Notice 5400.2001 (5 Jan 2012), submarines have been reallocated as follows:[6]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 1

Commander, Submarine Squadron 7

Submarine Squadron 7 included:

Bremerton, Washington[edit]

  • Priority Material Office

Bangor, Washington[edit]

Commander, Submarine Group 9 (COMSUBGRU Nine)[edit]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 17 (COMSUBRON Seventeen)[edit]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 19 (COMSUBRON Nineteen)[edit]

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (COMSUBDEVRON Five)[edit]

San Diego, California[edit]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (COMSUBRON Eleven)[edit]


Commander,Submarine Group 7 (COMSUBGRU Seven)[edit]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 (COMSUBRON Fifteen)[edit]

Virginia Beach, Virginia[edit]

Officers Serving as COMSUBPAC[edit]

The following is an incomplete list:

Wartime submarine skipper

During World War II, one of the myriad submarine units in the Pacific Fleet was the Submarine Repair Training Unit, Pacific, (SubTraPac) headquartered at San Diego, California. SubTraPac was the result of a merger with Submarine Repair Unit at San Diego, California.

See also[edit]


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

  1. ^ "Pacific Submarine Force Changes Command". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  2. ^ "COMSUBPAC About Us". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ "COMSUBPAC About Us". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ "COMSUBPAC Submarines". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  5. ^ "COMSUBPAC Submarines". US Navy. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
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  7. ^ "Naval Ocean Processing Facility Whidbey Island WA". Commander, Undersea Surveillance (CUS). U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  8. ^ On 7 December, ComSubPac was Admiral Thomas Withers, Jr., who relieved Wilhelm L. Friedell that fall. Blair, Clay, Jr. Silent Victory (New York: Bantam, 1976), pp.83 & 223.

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