26 September 2014

USS Frank Cable in Subic Bay

USS Frank Cable (AS 40), a ship that provides repairs and support to submarines, is now in Subic Bay. The routine port call highlights the strong partnerships between the Philippines and the United States.

This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies and give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation. While in Subic Bay, the sailors of USS Frank Cable are eager to enjoy Olongapo City and strengthen their understanding of a country with deep historical ties to the United States and the U.S. Navy.

The USS Frank Cable, named after Frank Taylor Cable (1863-1945), an early pioneer in submarine development for the U.S. Navy, is part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam. It is commanded by Capt. Mark B. Benjamin and crewed by approximately 500 sailors, 40 of whom are Filipino-American.

For more information about the USS Frank Cable, visit the ship’s webpage at http://www.cable.navy.mil/index.htm.