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U.S.S. FRANK CABLE

(AS-40)

BEEN THERE

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The USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40), an Emory S. Land-class submarine tender, was commissioned on 29 OCT 1979. FRANK CABLE was built in Seattle, Washington by Lockheed Shipbuilding and was homeported in Charleston, SC in the first increment of her career. For 16 years she tended the Charleston based attack submarines, then started decommissioning. A revised plan had FRANK CABLE continuing in service after an upgrade, at Apra Harbor, Guam. Arriving in 1997, FRANK CABLE has tended the submarine of the Pacific Fleet from her homeport and has ventured to Siapan, Pearl Harbor, Yokouska, Japan, Port Kelang, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vladivostok, Russia and Subic Bay, Phillipines. In 2010 USS FRANK CABLE was transferred to the Military Sealift command - without the usual "T-" designation. In an arrangement used so far by just USS FRANK CABLE, USS EMORY LAND and USS MOUNT WHITNEY, she remains a commissioned US Navy vessel and with a a mixed civilian/Navy complement, under U.S. Navy command.

The USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AS-40 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1941-NOV1988Mediterranean
MAR1976-Keel Date: 2 MAR 1976
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
JAN1978-Launch Date: 14 JAN 1978
JAN1979-JAN1980Panama Canal
OCT1979-Commissioned: 29 OCT 1979
DEC1979-DEC1979Panama Canal
FEB1980-MAR1980Guantanamo Bay
JAN1981-FEB1981Caribbean
JAN1988-JAN1989Mediterranean
MAY1988-NOV1988Mediterranean
JAN1991-FEB1991Caribbean
OCT1992-NOV1992Dependents Cruise
AUG1995-JAN1996Dry Dock
FEB1996-Shellback Initiation - 29 FEB 1996 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1996-FEB1996last ship to leave charleston
MAR1996- Shellback Initiation - 28 MAR 1996 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1998-Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1998 - Pacific Ocean
JAN2000-DEC2005West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN2000-DEC2005West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB2001-Shellback Initiation - 23 FEB 2001 - Pacific Ocean
MAY2003- Shellback Initiation - 13 MAY 2003 - Pacific Ocean
FEB2011-FEB2011Dry Dock

AS-40 General Specifications

Class: Emory S. Land-class submarine tender

Named for: Frank Cable

Complement: 81 Officers and 1270 Enlisted

Displacement: 13758 tons

Length: 649 feet

Beam: 85 feet

Flank Speed: 18 knots