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Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
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CountryUnited States of America
TypeType Commander
Garrison/HQPearl Harbor
Rear Admiral Blake Converse[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. Indo-Pacific Command 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]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 1 (COMSUBRON One)[edit]

Commander, Submarine Squadron 7 (COMSUBRON Seven)[edit]

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]

Western Pacific[edit]

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

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

Virginia Beach, Virginia[edit]

Officers Serving as COMSUBPAC[edit]

The following is an incomplete list:

Wartime submarine skipper

See also[edit]


  • Blair, Clay (March 2001). Silent victory: the U.S. submarine war against Japan. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-217-X. (Google books online preview)

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

  1. ^ "Leadership". U.S. Navy. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "COMSUBPAC About Us". U.S. Navy. Archived from the original on 2011-06-01. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "COMSUBPAC About Us". U.S. Navy. Archived from the original on 2011-06-01. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "COMSUBPAC Submarines". U.S. Navy. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  5. ^ reports, From staff. "USS Missouri arrives at new home port at Pearl Harbor". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  6. ^ "USS Illinois Arrives in Pearl Harbor in Time for Thanksgiving". Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  7. ^ Affairs, From Navy Region Hawaii Public. "Pearl Harbor welcomes USS Chicago to new homeport". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  8. ^ Affairs, This story was written by Commander, Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet Public. "USS Springfield Conducts Change of Command and Change of Homeport". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  9. ^ "USS Bremerton Departs Pearl Harbor for Final Time". Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  10. ^ Affairs, This story was written by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray, Commander, Submarine Group 9 Public. "USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) Arrives in Bremerton for Decommissioning". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  11. ^ Nine, Submarine Group. "The Navy's oldest nuclear-powered attack sub just arrived in port for the last time". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  12. ^ "U.S. Navy's nuclear powered submarine arrives in Bremerton for decommissioning". Defence Blog. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  13. ^ "USS Louisiana, last of the ballistic missile submarine fleet, to begin refueling at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  14. ^ "USS Annapolis Arrives at New Pacific Home". Chesapeake Bay Magazine. 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  15. ^ "Deep Submergence Unit Shifts ISIC, Changes Name". U.S. Navy. June 16, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  16. ^ "Submarine Group 7". COMSUPPAC. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  17. ^ "Los Angeles-class submarine USS Asheville completes homeport change to Guam". Naval Today. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  18. ^ "Naval Ocean Processing Facility Whidbey Island WA". Commander, Undersea Surveillance (CUS). U.S. Navy. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  19. ^ 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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  21. ^ "Pacific Submarine Force Holds Change of Command". U.S. Navy. September 3, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  22. ^ Hinton, MC1 Danial; Pacific, Submarine Force. "Pacific Submarine Force welcomes new commander". Retrieved 2019-11-15.

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