USS Frank Cable Arrives in Diego Garcia

Story Number: NNS160708-08Release Date: 7/8/2016 9:59:00 AM
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From USS Frank Cable Public Affairs

DIEGO GARCIA (NNS) -- Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived at U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia for a port visit, July 8.

The Frank Cable team, consisting of more than 500 Sailors and civilian mariners is currently on deployment to provide vital flexibility to the fleet commanders, extending the range and impact of U.S. naval forces.

While in Diego Garcia, Frank Cable's Repair Department will provide support services to guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729).

"This is what a submarine tender is supposed to do," said Capt. Drew St. John, Frank Cable's commanding officer. "We were in the Philippines only two weeks ago and as we arrive in Diego Garcia we are looking forward to showing off our repair capability supporting USS Georgia.

Frank Cable is one of two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support deployed U.S. naval force submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (March 12, 2015) - Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) man the rails as the ship pulls into Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 12. Members of the ROK navy welcomed Frank Cable with music performed by their navy's band ensemble and waved the flags of both nations. Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is currently on a scheduled underway period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan T. Erickson/Released)
March 13, 2015
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