USS Frank Cable arrives in Diego Garcia
DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian Ocean Territory – The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in 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 the 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.
USS 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. For more information on the USS Frank Cable, find us on Facebook at USS Frank Cable (AS 40), or http://www.csp.navy.mil/frankcable