USS Frank Cable Embarks on First Deployment Since Transferring to Guam

by Jeff Landis Public Affairs and Communications U.S. Naval Base Guam
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SANTA RITA, Guam (June 3, 2016) -- The submarine tender, USS Frank Cable (AS 40) is scheduled to depart on its first deployment in more than 14 years, from U.S. Navy Base Guam to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet area of responsibilities, June 6.

Frank Cable will deploy to provide critical warfighting repairs, rearmament, and provisioning to deployed U.S. naval forces in the AOR.

Commanded by Capt. Drew St. John, Frank Cable’s crew of U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command mariners will provide vital flexibility to the fleet commanders, extending the range and impact of U.S. naval forces.

“This is it.  All the long, hard hours to get this ship ready to deploy, all lead to this moment,” said St. John.  “I couldn’t be any more proud of this ‘one ship-one team’ going out and demonstrating our flexibility as a repair ship.  We are ready.”

Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. For more information on Frank Cable, find us on Facebook at USS Frank Cable (AS 40), or   

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