Submarine training in Norfolk began as the Submarine Training Department
of the Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center in June 1976. In February
1984 this department became the Naval Guided Missile School Detachment. Submarine
Training Facility, Norfolk was formally established in April 1989.
The SUBTRAFAC campus consists of 3 building's:
- Ramage Hall, named for VADM Lawson P. Ramage a submarine Commanding Officer,
Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, contains administration, classrooms
and office spaces. Allcorn Auditorium, located inside Ramage was named for
LT Frank W. Allcorn, VADM Ramage's Torpedo Officer on the PARCHE, during
World War II.
- The Damage Control/Fire Fighting Facility, Miller Hall, is named for World
War II submariner LCDR Frank Burt Miller. Miller Hall was Dedicated in July
1991 and consists of two Trainers:
- Firefighting Team Trainer
- Damage Control Team Trainer.
- Building CEP-162 N contains Submarine Fire Control, Sonar, Navigation
and Ship Control team trainers. CEP-162 S contains our IUSS schools.
The IUSS school, formerly of Fleet Antisubmarine Training Center Atlantic,
became part of SUBTRAFAC, Norfolk in February 1994. Located in CEP-162S, the
IUSS schoolhouse originally provided apprentice, journeyman, and junior officer
level training to personnel en route to Navy IUSS installations. In response
to the Navy's downsizing and rating mergers(OT into STG), the IUSS department
developed a "C" school for journeyman STG, AW and STS personnel, to train
them in IUSS specific analysis techniques and equipment sub system operation.