USS Frank Cable visits Pearl Harbor, returns to Guam

Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), stand at the rails as the ship pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 2. Photo by MC3 Heather C. Wamsley

USS Frank Cable Public Affairs

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit, Jan. 2.

Frank Cable is currently en route to its home-port at Naval Base Guam, following more than eight months in a scheduled dry-dock phase maintenance availability (DPMA) in Portland, Oregon.

Frank Cable departed from Guam, March 7 for DPMA where it went through a main reduction gear foundation repair and shafting, a collection holding tank replacement and received more than 600,000 pounds of renewed steel to enhance survivability and watertight resistance.

“The crew is excited to visit Hawaii after a successful dry-dock phase maintenance availability in Portland, Oregon,” said Capt. Jeff Farah, commanding officer of Frank Cable. “They have worked incredibly hard over the past nine months and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them.”

While this is a working port, Farah said, “We are all looking forward to enjoying all that Hawaii has to offer before continuing home to our families and friends in Guam.”

Under the two-tender concept, the crews of USS Frank Cable and USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) work together to repair, re-supply and re-arm submarines and surface vessels forward deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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