Submarine Squadron 19


Bangor, WA
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About Submarine Squadron 19

Submarine Squadron 19In March 2004, 23 years after the creation of Submarine Group 9 at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash., Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 19 was activated under the command of Capt. Robert E. Schuetz.

Originally created as a second squadron for ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) stationed at Bangor, SUBRON 19 is responsible for manning, training and equipping two guided-missile submarines (SSGNs) - USS Ohio (SSGN 726) and USS Michigan (SSGN 727) - and all SSBNs and fast attack submarines (SSNs) undergoing maintenance in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. As of January 2013, USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), which is undergoing an engineered refueling overhaul is assigned to SUBRON 19.

Except for those submarines undergoing overhaul, all submarines assigned to SUBRON 19 have two crews to maximize the operational availability of the submarine hull. SUBRON 19 is directly responsible for manning, training and equipping its subordinate submarine crews to accomplish their strategic, strike and special operations missions.

SUBRON 19's motto, "Incursus Profundum" ("Strike Deep"), acknowledges the ability of its assigned submarines to engage enemy targets from beneath the sea by employing either strategic or tactical missiles, or by inserting Special Operations Forces covertly over the beach.