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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

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]


  • 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. ^ "Deep Submergence Unit Shifts ISIC, Changes Name". U.S. Navy. June 16, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Submarine Group 7". COMSUPPAC. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Naval Ocean Processing Facility Whidbey Island WA". Commander, Undersea Surveillance (CUS). U.S. Navy. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  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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  10. ^ "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.

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