USS Frank Cable Supports Many US Vessels in Sasebo

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) finished repair support on multiple U.S. naval assets while in port Sasebo, Japan, March 11.

Frank Cable conducted repairs and maintenance on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9), USS Warrior (MCM 10) and USS Chief (MCM 14) and deployed fly-away maintenance teams for the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines USS Louisville (SSN 724) and USS Pasadena (SSN 752) to Yokosuka, Japan.

Capt. Mark Benjamin, commanding officer of Frank Cable, said:

Shortly after announcing our plans to visit Sasebo to the port engineers, we received word there was plenty of work to be done. “Within days of announcing our arrival, the job requests started coming our way; more than 100 requests were received.

In less than two weeks, we planned and executed maintenance requests on five homeported ships, totaling 10,000 man-hours with only half of our repair department onboard

In total, Frank Cable Sailors completed 126 jobs amounting to 1,230 man-days of work while in Sasebo.

Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support on submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is currently on a scheduled underway period.

Image: US Navy

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