USS Frank Cable arrives in Portland for dry dock

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran
USS Frank Cable Public Affairs

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 7, 2017) – The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Portland, Ore. for her scheduled dry-dock phase maintenance availability April 7.

The dry-docking is a standard maintenance procedure to preserve the hull and engineering areas of the ship.

During their four-week passage from Guam to Oregon, Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners enjoyed a week in Pearl Harbor; worked on qualifications and participated in many fire, flooding and abandon ship drills.

“Frank Cable is excited to be here in Portland and starting this dry-docking maintenance period” said Capt. Drew St. John, USS Frank Cable commanding officer. “She is a very capable ship and has traveled the world this past year conducting critical operations in support of submarines and surface ships in the 5th and 7th Fleets.  But she is also an old ship and this repair period is going to ensure she can continue to carry out her mission years into the future.”

Following the dry-docking and maintenance, sea trials will be conducted prior to Frank Cable transitioning back to Guam.

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