|Special Naval Warfare Force|
|Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial|
Shield of the FGNE
|Active||10 June 2009|
|Part of||Navy Marines|
|Garrison/HQ||La Algameca Naval Station, Cartagena (Murcia) Spain|
|Nickname(s)||Hombres rana (Frogmen)|
|Motto(s)||Serenitas et audacia|
|Colonel Ángel R. Herrezuelo|
The Special Naval Warfare Force (FGNE) (Spanish: Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial) is the special forces unit of the Spanish Navy. It was created on June 10, 2009, as the merge of different special forces units of the Spanish Navy: the Special Combat Divers Unit (UEBC), the Special Explosive Defusers Unit (UEDE) from the Navy Diving Center, and the Special Operations Unit (UOE) from the Spanish Navy Marines.
The Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial can be compared in deployment and operability with the United States Navy SEALs, the Shayetet 13 from Israel, the Special Boat Service from the United Kingdom and other amphibious warfare special forces units.
The Special Naval Warfare Force is the special forces unit of the Spanish Navy specialized in operations in maritime, land and coastal environments. The unit is composed mainly by members of the Marines.
Its is composed by a unit of Command and Control, a unit for the support of the Command and Control unit, the combat units, the units for the support of the combat units and the services combat units (health, supply, transportation, weapons, material...).
Jobs assigned to them:
The Special Naval Warfare Force is under the command of a Colonel or a Ship-of-the-line captain who receives the title of Commander of the Special Naval Warfare Force (COMNAVES). As a force integrated into the Marines, it is directly dependent on the General Commander of the Marines.
The Special Naval Warfare Force also took part during the hijacking of the Spanish fishing vessel Alakrana in October 2009, parachuting on the Somali waters and being recovered after by the frigate Canarias.