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Submarine Squadron 10 (SUBRON 10) was a unit of the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific and in the Atlantic Fleet after the war. The number and type of submarines assigned to SUBRON 10 varied throughout its history.

On 7 December 1941 the ships of the squadron were in Pearl Harbor or the surrounding area. Immediately after the attack, plans were made to begin the first patrols of the War. In March 1943, USS Tautog and COMSUBRON10 were sent to Brisbane, Australia to meet up with six S-boats from the Canal Zone along with the tender USS Griffin (AS-13) to form Task Force 42. For the next fourteen months, through May 1943, this group participated in the action around the Solomon Islands.

USS Wahoo's Fifth War Patrol Report was forwarded by Commander, Submarine Squadron Ten to ComSubPac at San Francisco, California, on May 22, 1943.[1]

It was located at State Pier in New London, Connecticut from 1951 to 1991. SUBRON 10 was responsible for about ten attack submarines. SUBRON 10 was a subordinate command of Submarine Group 2 (which was designated as Submarine Flotilla 2 prior to the early 1970s).

Throughout its time at New London, SUBRON 10 had the submarine tender USS Fulton (AS-11) as its tender and flagship. The submarine rescue ship USS Skylark (ASR-20) was also assigned to SUBRON 10 throughout her career in the US Navy (1951-1973).

In the 1960s SUBRON 10 became the first submarine squadron to be composed entirely of nuclear powered submarines. Among the historic submarines assigned to the squadron were USS Nautilus (SSN-571), USS Seawolf (SSN-575), USS Skipjack (SSN-585) and USS Triton (SSRN-586).

From the mid-1960s onward, most of the submarines assigned to SUBRON 10 were of the Permit class although some submarines of the Sturgeon class were assigned as of the early 1980s.

References

  1. ed. J.T. McDaniel, American Submarine War Patrol Reports


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