USS Frank Cable Returns to Guam From Australia Trials

The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, May 16, 2022. Frank Cable departed Guam on March 1 for a second patrol after turning over lead maintenance activity responsibilities with USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in September 2021. “I’m very, very proud of our crew,” said Capt. Albert…

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USS Frank Cable Conducts Expeditionary Reload in Australia

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed her first weapons handling exercise involving the transfer of an inert training shape to a U.S. Navy submarine at HMAS Stirling Naval Base, Australia, April 24, 2022. The exercise included the transfer of a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) inert training shape. Moored alongside Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS…

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Springfield Visits Stirling, Australia

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) arrived at HMAS Stirling Naval Base, Australia, April 23, 2022, for a port visit as part of a routine deployment to the Western Pacific. “My crew could not be more excited for a port visit to Perth,” said Cmdr. Andy Domina, Springfield’s commanding officer. “I have a few crewmembers that have previously…

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USS Annapolis Makes 5th Submarine Based in Guam

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrived March 28 at Naval Base Guam from Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, California, shifting its homeport as part of the U.S. Navy strategic laydown plan for naval forces in the Indo-Pacific region. “My crew is proud to join the submarine force team in Guam,” said Cmdr. James Tuthill, Annapolis’s commanding…

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USS Frank Cable Provides HADR Assistance in Australia

USS Frank Cable recently arrived in Brisbane, and some of the ship’s company stepped ashore to help Australian Defence Force personnel deployed on Operation Flood Assist with clean-up tasks. The ship, attached to the US Seventh Fleet and based in Guam, is visiting Brisbane as part of its current deployment. The visit has been coordinated with the support of the…

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USS Frank Cable Departs Kure

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) departed Kure, Japan, Nov. 27. It was the first visit to Kure for the Guam-based submarine tender, with its crew of more than 1,000 Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. While in Kure, Frank Cable conducted tender operations with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Soryu-class submarine JS…

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USS Frank Cable Makes First Visit to Yokohama

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable arrived in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 15. The Guam-based submarine tender, carrying more than 1,000 Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners, made its first port visit to Japan after more than five years and its first visit to the port of Yokohama in the ship’s 42-year history. “This is a very…

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USS Frank Cable Expeditionary Reload of USS Hampton

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed a weapons handling exercise involving the transfer of a MK-48 inert training shape to a submarine, Oct. 22. This was the first expeditionary reload Frank Cable has conducted outside of Guam since 2012. Working alongside the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767), Sailors and civil service mariners with…

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USS Frank Cable Begins Regional Indo-Pacific Patrol

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) departed Apra Harbor, Guam, as part of a scheduled patrol in the Indo-Pacific region, October 18th. Frank Cable will conduct expeditionary maintenance and logistics in support of national security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Our crew has done an exceptional job to prepare for deployment,” said Capt. Albert Alarcon,…

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