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People's Liberation Navy - Submarine Branch - Organizational Structure

As of 2007, the PLAN has one nuclear submarine base and six conventional submarine zhidui. It is also building a nuclear submarine base on Hainan. As shown below, each PLAN submarine is assigned a specific grade, which is lower than the higher-level headquarters to which it is subordinate. For example:

  • Some conventional-powered submarines(Golf, Ming, Romeo, and Wuhan) are regiment deputy leader-grade organizations and are directly subordinate to a regiment leader-grade submarine dadui, which is subordinate to a submarine zhidui. The primary rank for the submarine CO and political commissar is commander.
  • Some conventional-powered submarines (Kilo, Song, and Yuan) are regiment leader-grade organizations and are directly subordinate to a submarine zhidui. The primary rank for the submarine CO and political commissar is captain.
  • Nuclear-powered submarines are division deputy leader-grade organizations and are subordinate to division leader-grade submarine zhidui. The primary rank for the submarine CO and political commissar is captain.
  • Each submarine zhidui is, in turn, subordinate to a jun deputy leader-grade support base. The primary rank for the support base commander and political commissar is rear admiral.
  • Each submarine zhidui may also have a subordinate service ship zhongdui and an auxiliary ship zhongdui. Each vessel has its own grade, depending on the size and function.
  • Nuclear-powered submarines each have more than one crew, compared to one crew for each conventional-powered submarine.
  • PLA Navy Submarine Organizational Structure PLA Navy Submarine Organizational Structure



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