Submarine Force

The Submarine Force (SUBFOR), located at HMAS Stirling, is responsible for providing a potent and enduring submarine capability that serves as the nation’s principal strategic deterrent. SUBFOR manages and coordinates the provision of a submarine capability to meet the Fleet Commander’s operational requirements.

SUBFOR oversees a wide variety of responsibilities including:

  • setting long term personnel requirements to maintain combat readiness
  • providing specialist advice on submarine operational standards through close liason with the Submarine Sea Training Unit
  • engagement with service providers and suppliers through Collins Class Submarine (CCSM) enterprise partners
  • sustaining the delivery of engineering, logistical and other support services
  • monitoring research and development.

Collins Class Submarine Squadron

  • HMAS Collins (SSG73)
  • HMAS Farncomb (SSG 74)
  • HMAS Waller (SSG 75)
  • HMAS Dechaineux (SSG 76)
  • HMAS Sheean (SSG 77)
  • HMAS Rankin (SSG 78)