Fleet Headquarters contacted its liaison officer at COMNAVFORJAPAN staff and had him relay a query as follows: "An unidentified black submarine collided with and sank Japanese merchant ship Nissho Maru at location X about time Y.
Around 0800 a call came in from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations at COMNAVFORJAPAN. He said that although it wasn't urgent, he needed to talk about a classified matter on a secure phone.
Commanders Name From To Chuck Bailey SAWCOL CARLISLE USJFCOM SJFHQ Robert Campbell COMNAVFORJAPAN
NAVICP MECH Joseph Dunn COMUSNAVEUR MARMC Jaime Garcia TAH 19 Mercy COMPHIBGRU 3 Bill Hayes TF TOTAL FORCE NAVY IPO Scott Hoffman ICAF Washington DC CENTCOM Matt Lawless COMNBEACHGRU 2 MSC NFAFENVA Carey Manhertz PEO-C4ISPACE SDG TAH 19 Mercy Kenneth McKinley NSSC OP SUPFDWAS FISC PSD Donn Murray CLFNC BAHRAIN COMPACFLT Robert Oakeley HQ MARFORLANT OPNAV Theodore Olson AWCOL CARLISLE USJFCOM William Scott USNORTHCOM NOLSC