The commanding officer of the attack submarine Dallas was fired Tuesday for poor performance.

Cmdr. Edward Byers was relieved for leadership shortfalls, according to Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Tommy Crosby. Byers took command of the Dallas in November 2014. There were no allegations of misconduct involved in the relief, Crosby said.

GROTON, Conn. - Cmdr. Jack Houdeshell, left, is relieved by Cmdr. Edward Byers, right, during the USS Dallas (SSN 700) change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Nov. 14, as presiding officer Capt. Butch Dollaga, Commander Submarine Development Squadron 12, center, looks on. The guest speaker was Capt. Christopher Harkins, director for training, tactical development, doctrine and operational safety for Commander Naval Submarine Force Atlantic. Harkins was Commanding Officer on USS Montpelier (SSN 765) while Houdeshell served as Executive Officer.
GROTON, Conn. - Cmdr. Jack Houdeshell, left, is relieved by Cmdr. Edward Byers, right, during the USS Dallas (SSN 700) change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Nov. 14, as presiding officer Capt. Butch Dollaga, Commander Submarine Development Squadron 12, center, looks on. The guest speaker was Capt. Christopher Harkins, director for training, tactical development, doctrine and operational safety for Commander Naval Submarine Force Atlantic. Harkins was Commanding Officer on USS Montpelier (SSN 765) while Houdeshell served as Executive Officer.

Cmdr. Edward Byers

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"The commanding officer of the Groton-based Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) was relieved of his duties Feb. 2 due to loss of confidence in his ability to command," according to a Navy release.

Capt. Jack Houdeshell, who commanded Dallas previously, has temporarily reassumed command of the Dallas.

Byers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Deleted caption: Cmdr. Edward Byers, right, takes command of the attack submarine Dallas in November 2014 from Cmdr. Jack Houdeshell, left, at Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut. Capt. Butch Dollaga, commander of Submarine Development Squadron 12, looks on. Byers was fired Feb. 2 for poor performance, and Houdeshell, now a captain, has reassumed command until a permanent replacement is found.