US Navy’s submarine tender repairs completed
The US Navy’s Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cablehas completed its $56m planned, dry-dock repair availability in Portland, Oregon.
A 40-year-old submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) has completed sea trials and returned to Guam following extensive boiler repairs and testing.
The crew, comprising uniformed Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners, participated in more than three days of events and operations at sea to test the readiness of the ship.
Frank Cable completed extensive boiler repairs and testing prior to leaving Guam. After getting underway, the crew participated in abandon ship drills, man overboard drills, engineering exercises, damage control training and countermeasure wash-down testing.
The vessel, forward deployed to the island of Guam, repairs, rearms, and re-provisions submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Pacific region.
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