USS FRANK CABLE
AS 40
  
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The Frank Cable (AS 40) is the second Emory S. Land-class submarine tender and is named for Frank Taylor Cable, a electrical engineer who had worked as an electrician and trial captain for the USS Holland (SS 1) This was the first submarine of the U.S. Navy built by the Holland Torpedo Boat Company at [Ret.] Navy Lt. Lewis Nixon's Crescent Shipyard in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The keel was laid down on March 2, 1976, at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company in Seattle, Wash. She was christened and launched on January 14, 1978. Mrs. Rose A. Michaelis, the wife of Admiral F. H. Michaelis, Chief of Naval Material, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Gerald E. Green is the prospective commanding officer.

October 29, 1979 USS Frank Cable was commissioned during a ceremony at Seattle, Wash.

In December, the Frank Cable arrived in its homeport of Naval Station Charleston, South Carolina, after transiting Panama Canal.

February 11, 1980 USS Frank Cable departed Charleston for a Shakedown Training and Refresher Training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Arrived in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a port visit on March 1; Completed REFTRA on March 12; Arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., on April 14; Conducted its first SSN weapons loadout on May 8.

From July 1-3, the submarine tender was underway for final contract trials and initial ammunition onload at Naval Weapons Station Charleston.

August 29, USS Frank Cable conducted first successful test firing of a Quality Assurance Service Test (QAST) Missile.

December 3, The Frank Cable conducted its first nuclear weapons movement by waterborne craft.

From Dec. 8-18, AS 40 conducted the first successful open ocean recovery of MK 48 torpedoes by a submarine tender.

February 24, 1981 USS Frank Cable anchored off the coast of St. Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a port visit to Charlotte Amalie.

June 14, The Frank Cable departed Naval Station Charleston for a Dependent's Day Cruise.

June 25, Capt. David K. Bishop relieved Capt. Gerald E. Green as CO of the USS Frank Cable.

From July 21-24, AS 40 was underway for Operational Propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE) Preps. Underway again from Sept. 29- Oct. 3; Underway for OPPE from Nov. 15-18 and Dec. 1-4.

June 30, 1983 Capt. James E. Grise relieved Capt. David K. Bishop as CO of the Frank Cable.

From March 16-18, 1985, USS Frank Cable was underway for Independent Steaming Exercises (ISE).

From May 17-25, the submarine tender was underway for a three-day port visit to Annapolis, Md., in support of U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen indoctrination.

June 7, Capt. Norman W. Mims, Jr., relieved Capt. James E. Grise as the 4th CO of Frank Cable.

From August 26-30, the Frank Cable was underway for a Torpedo Exercise (TORPEX). Emergency sortied from Charleston to avoid the Hurricane Gloria from Sept. 26-27; Underway for local operations from Nov. 9-11.

From March 19-26, 1986, USS Frank Cable was underway for a port visit to Port Everglades, Fla. Underway for OPPE from June 6-13; Underway in support of Operation Swamp Fox and a port visit to St. Thomas from June 22 through July 10; Underway for a port visit to Nassau, Bahamas, from Sept. 5-12; Underway for ISE from Dec. 15-17.

From March 17-24, 1987, USS Frank Cable was underway for a port visit to Port Everglades, Fla.

April 25, Capt. John D. Porter relieved Capt. Norman W. Mims, Jr., as CO of the Frank Cable.

From May 11-21, AS 40 was underway for a port visit to Annapolis, Md., from May 11-21; Underway for Pre-INSURV from June 5-9; Underway for a port visit to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., from Aug. 25- Sept. 2; Underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment from Sept. 21-22.

From February 23-26, 1988, the Frank Cable was underway for OPPE. Underway for a port visit to Port Canaveral, Fla., from March 21- April 1.

May 20, USS Frank Cable departed Naval Station Charleston for a scheduled Mediterranean deployment to replace the USS Orion (AS 18) at Naval Support Activity La Maddalena as the support tender for SUBRON 22 and all U.S. submarines in the 6tth Fleet AoR.

From July 13-19, AS 40 was underway for a port visit to Naples, Italy. Underway for a port visit to Monte-Carlo, Monaco, from Sept. 8-15.

November 2, USS Frank Cable arrived in Malaga, Spain, for a three-day port visit.

November 19, The Frank Cable returned to Charleston, S.C., after a six-month deployment. While stationed in Sardinia, Italy, she provided tender support services to 12 nuclear-powered submarines and one surface ship.

From March 3-11, 1989, the submarine tender was underway for a port visit to Port Canaveral, Fla. Underway for routine training from April 10-14 and May 17-18.

May 26, Capt. Richard P. Vidosic relieved Capt. John D. Porter as commanding officer of AS 40.

July 20, USS Frank Cable commenced a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Charleston Naval Shipyard. Underway for sea trials from Nov. 20-21; Underway for local operations from Nov. 28- Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-8.

From Feb. 24 through March 10, 1990, the Frank Cable was underway for OPPE. Underway for routine training and a port visit to Halifax, Canada, from June 4-17; Underway for a port visit to Beverly, Mass., from July 31- Aug. 10; Underway for Service Weapons Test from Oct. 29- Nov. 1.

In 1990, the Frank Cable provided 37 tender support services to 12 diferent submarines and 10 surface ships.

January 11, 1991 USS Frank Cable departed Naval Station Charleston in support of Operation Swamp Fox in the Puerto Rican OPAREA. Inport Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., from Jan. 21-31; Port visit to St. thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, from Feb. 1-6; Returned home on Feb. 11.

April 27, Capt. Eric L. Oser relieved Capt. Richard P. Vidosic as CO of the Frank Cable.

From June 3-17, USS Frank Cable was underway for ISE and port visit to New York City. Underway for ISE and a port visit to Annapolis, Md., from Sept. 3-19.

In 1991, AS 40 provided 47 tender support services to 27 diferent submarines and 4 surface ships.

From January 13-17, 1992, the submarine tender was underway for Independent Steaming Exercises (ISE). Underway for OPPE/CRE from Feb. 27- March 12; Underway in support of Operation Swamp Fox 1-92 from March 20-31; Underway for a port visit to Port Canaveral from June 18-29.

From November 11-19, USS Frank Cable was underway for a port visit to Port Everglades, Fla. The ship recently completed a three-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) at Charleston Naval Shipyard.

May 29, 1993 Capt. Patrick W. Dunne relieved Capt. Eric L. Oser as the 8th CO of AS 40.

April 20, 1994 The Frank Cable anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a five-day port visit in support of Midshipmen tours to USS Norfolk (SSN 714). Returned home on April 28; Underway again on July 12; Anchored off Key West, Fla., for tender support services to USS Key West (SSN 722) from July 15-20; Returned home on July 22.

October 17, USS Frank Cable departed Charleston for routine training. Inport Port Canveral, Fla., from Oct. 22-26; Returned home on Oct. 28.

In 1994, the Frank Cable 54 tender support services to 15 diferent submarines and 2 surface ships.

From January 23-28, 1995, USS Frank Cable was underway to offload material at Trident Refit Facility in NSB Kings Bay, Ga., since the closure of the Charleston Naval Shipyard prevented offload there. The ship was slated for decommissioning not later than September 30, 1995.

In April 1995, the Frank Cable received notice that will remain in Commission and that there would be a change of homeport forthcoming. In May it was announced that the ship will transited to Guam.

July 20, Capt. Jeffrey W. Crews relieved Capt. Patrick W. Dunne as commanding officer of USS Frank Cable.

September 21, The Frank Cable entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a three-month Drydocking Phased Maintenance Availability (DPMA). Returned to Naval Station Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 22; Underway for sea trials and training from Dec. 4-15.

From January 15-22, 1996, USS Frank Cable was underway for routine training.

February 21, The submarine tender pulled into Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for a week-long port call. Transited Panama Canal on March 11.

April 4, The Frank Cable arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a six-day port visit.

April 17, USS Frank Cable arrived in its new homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, after a 81-day transit from Charleston, South Carolina.

From July 19 through Sept. 9, the Frank Cable was underway to provide tender support services in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan. Underway again to provide tender support services in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, from Oct. 28- Dec. 19; Port visit to Hong Kong from Dec. 8-14.

January 6, 1997 AS 40 departed Apra Harbor for tender support services. Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Jan. 10- Feb. 12; Returned home on Feb. 16.

April 16, USS Frank Cable emergency sortied from Guam Naval Base to avoid the Typhoon Isa. Returned on April 18; Underway for tender support services on May 28; Inport Sasebo from June 2- July 12.

June 28, Capt. David A. Zusi relieved Capt. Jeffrey W. Crews as CO of the Frank Cable.

July 16, USS Frank Cable returned to homeport after a seven-week underway period. Underway again on Aug. 12.

August 17, The Frank Cable anchored in Victoria Harbour for a six-day port visit to Hong Kong. Inport Sasebo Naval Base from Aug. 27- Sept. 21; Port call to Chinhae, ROK, from Sept. 22-29; Inport Yokosuka, Japan, from Oct. 2-29; Returned to Guam on Nov. 6 after a three-month underway period.

December 15, AS 40 emergency sortied from Apra Harbor to avoid the Super Typhoon Paka. Returned on Dec. 19.

From April 20-21, 1998, USS Frank Cable was underway for sea trials after a five-month Planned Maintenance Availability (PMA).

From May 8 through July 13, the Frank Cable was underway for tender support services in Yokosuka (May 12-30) and Sasebo (June 2- July 9). Underway again on Sept. 1; Port visit to Hong Kong from Sept. 6-12; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Sept. 15- Oct. 7; Returned home on Oct. 12; Underway for TORPEX with the Republic of Korea Navy on Nov. 12; Inport Fleet Activities Yokosuka from Nov. 24- Dec. 16; Returned to Apra Harbor on Dec. 20; Underway again on Jan. 6, 1999.

January 15, USS Frank Cable pulled into Darwin, Australia, for a five-day port call. Returned home on Jan. 29.

From April 29 through June 21, the Frank Cable was underway for tender support services at Fleet Activities Sasebo (May 4- June 16).

July 6, Capt. Scott A. Spencer relieved Capt. David A. Zusi as CO of the USS Frank Cable.

From July 15 through Sept. 8, AS 40 was underway for for tender support services at Fleet Activities Yokosuka (July 20- Sept. 2). Underway again on Sept. 27.

October 6, USS Frank Cable moored at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore for a nine-day port call for Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV) with U.S. SSN. Anchored off Yokosuka from Oct. 25-26; Inport FAY from Oct. 26-28; Returned home on Nov. 3; Underway for local operations from Dec. 6-10.

December 7, 2001 Capt. Kevin P. Ryan relieved Capt. Scott A. Spencer as the 12th CO of Frank Cable.

From January 11-16, 2002, The Frank Cable was underway for ISE in the Philippine Sea. Underway again from Jan. 22-30; Underway for a Friends and Family Cruise to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, from Feb. 15-18; Underway for tender support services on Feb. 28; Inport Yokosuka, Japan, from March 4- April 16; Returned home on April 22; Underway again on May 30.

June 5, USS Frank Cable anchored off Hong Kong for a six-day port visit.

June 21, AS 40 pulled again in Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a three-month Technical Availability. Underway for sea trials from Sept. 27-28; Brief stop in Okinawa on Oct. 2; Inport Chinhae, ROK, from Oct. 5-11; Returned to Guam on Oct. 19.

December 6, The Frank Cable emergency sortied from Apra Harbor to avoid the Super Typhoon Pongsona. Returned on Dec. 12; Underway for local operation on Jan. 18, 2003; Underway again from March 19-21 and on May 2.

From May 10 through June 5, the submarine tender was underway for a port visit to Townsville, Australia, (May 19-27).

July 23, Capt. Paul J. Bushong relieved Capt. Kevin P. Ryan as commanding officer of the USS Frank Cable.

August 10, The Frank Cable pulled into Naval Base Sasebo for a Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV) on USS Lassen (DDG 82). Underway on Aug. 25; Returned home on Aug. 29; Underway for ISE from Dec. 8-18.

In 2003, the Frank Cable provided tender support services to 16 different Los Angeles-class submarines and one surface ship.

January 15, 2004 USS Frank Cable entered the dry-dock at Guam Naval Shipyard for a four-month Drydocking Planned Maintenance Availability (DPMA). Departed dry-dock on May 5, Underway for sea trials from May 27-29; Port visit to Hong Kong from June 4-9; Returned home on June 18.

August 22, AS 40 emergency sortied from Apra Harbor to avoid the Super Typhoon Chaba. Returned on Aug. 25; Underway for a port visit to Yokosuka from From Aug. 28- Sept. 11; Underway for a Friends and Family Cruise to Saipan from Oct. 1-4; Underway for ISE from Oct. 4-13; Emergency sortied from Oct. 19-22 to avoid the Typhoon Nock-ten; Underway for INSURV assessment on Oct. 27; Underway for storm evasion from Dec. 12-14.

In 2004, the Frank Cable provided tender support services to over 20 submarines and 7 surface ship.

January 15, 2005 USS Frank Cable emergency sortied from Apra Harbor, Guam, to avoid the storm. Returned on Jan. 17; Underway for ISE from Feb. 22-25; Underway for TORPEX from Mrch 1-3; Underway again on April 4.

April 12, The Frank Cable arrived in Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a 13-day port call to provide tender support services. Brief stop in Wake Island on May 1; Returned to Guam on May 5; Underway for a port visit to Saipan from May 27-31; Underway again on June 1; Inport Fleet Activities Sasebo from July 6-13; Port call to Busan, Republic of Korea, from June 14-18; Returned home on June 23.

July 29, Capt. Leonard G. Goff relieved Capt. Paul J. Bushong as CO of USS Frank Cable during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship.

From August 7-17, AS 40 was underway for Torpedo Exercise (TORPEX) in the Okinawa Op. Area. Underway for a port visit to Yokosuka, Japan, from Sept. 3-16; Underway for MISSILEX from Oct. 6-8; Underway again on Oct. 31.

November 7, USS Frank Cable arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a five-day port visit. Returned home on Nov. 18.

June 23, 2006 The Frank Cable recently arrived in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, for a port visit as part of Friends and Family Cruise.

August 18, USS Frank Cable returned to Guam after a five-week underway period. After leaving Guam to complete two weeks of onboard training and TORPEX, the ship pulled into Yokosuka on July 24, for three weeks of regular maintenance and repairs.

September 20, The Frank Cable recently pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a scheduled visit to Kuala Lumpur.

October 7, USS Frank Cable recently anchored off Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit to provide tender support services to USS Honolulu (SSN 718) and USS La Jolla (SSN 701). The tender's presence made it possible for the two submarines to make a port visit to the Asian metropolis as United States submarines cannot moor to the mainland.

October 13, AS 40 returned to homeport after a five-week underway period that included a port call to Changi Naval Base, Singapore.

December 7, A Sailor assigned to USS Frank Cable has died, at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries he sustained when a steam pipe ruptured in the engineering spaces aboard the Frank Cable. The accident occurred on the evening of Dec. 1 (Guam time), after the ship had returned to Guam. Personnel were conducting routine preventive maintenance checks of steam safety valves when the #1 Boiler experienced a major steam leak into the fire box, rupturing an exhaust plenum and sending pressurized steam into the Fire Room.

January 5, 2007 USS Frank Cable commenced a four-month Planned Maintenance Availability (PMA) at Guam Naval Shipyard.

July 1, The submarine tender pulled into Vladivostok, Russia, for a scheduled port visit.

July 31, Capt. Patrick H. Scanlon relieved Capt. Leonard G. Goff as CO of the AS 40.

November 1, USS Frank Cable recently arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, for FMAV on USS Topeka (SSN 754).

April 9, 2008 The Frank Cable returned to Guam after a three-week underway period. After leaving homeport, the ship was underway 10 days for routine training before pulling into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for the first time in the ship's history, to provide support and voyage repairs to USS Pasadena (SSN 752).

July 15, USS Frank Cable recently anchored in Victoria Harbour for a six-day port visit in Hong Kong.

March 27, 2009 The submarine tender departed Apra Harbor for a Friends and Family Cruise to the nearby island of Saipan.

August 25, Capt. Thomas P. Stanley relieved Capt. Patrick H. Scanlon as CO of the Frank Cable during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Polaris Point.

February 1, 2010 USS Frank Cable was officialy transfered to Military Sealift Command. Instead of having a USNS designation and being commanded by a civilian master, the Cable will operate as a commissioned ship with a U.S. Navy captain in charge of the hybrid crew. USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) and USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) are the only other MSC ships that retain their commissioned status and operate with a similar leadership and crewing configuration.

September 24, AS 40 departed Guam Shipyard after completing a Military Sealift Command integration. Underway for sea trials from Nov. 4-5.

December 28, The Frank Cable is currently cunducting Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV) with USS Hawaii (SSN 776) at Polaris Point. She is the first Virginia-class attack submarine to be moored outboard of a submarine tender.

January 28, 2011 USS Frank Cable moored at Sepanggar Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to provide tender support services to USS Houston (SSN 713).

March 2, The submarine tender departed homeport for a material assessment and readiness test.

May 14, USS Frank Cable anchored off the coast of Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit and to provide tended support to USS Hampton (SSN 767). Returned home on May 30.

June 9, The Frank Cable departed Guam for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

June 24, Capt. Nelson P. Hildreth relieved Capt. Thomas P. Stanley as CO of the AS 40 during a change-of-command ceremony at Polaris Point.

July 22, USS Frank Cable pulled into Subic Bay, Philippines, for external repair work and to provide tended support to USS Santa Fe (SSN 763); Returned home on August 9.

November 21, USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) moored outboard the Frank Cable at Polaris Point for a Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV); FMAV on USS Ohio (SSGN 726) in late November.

January 3, 2012 USS Michigan (SSGN 727) moored outboard the AS 40 for tender support services.

January 9, USS Frank Cable departed Guam for a five-month Drydocking Phased Maintenance Availability (DPMA) at Vigor Marine LLC in Portland, Ore. The overhaul will include replacing switchboards and the ship’s electrical power control panel, replacing LP turbine rotors and steel, installing fuel oil overflow headers, and conducting machinery and habitability overhauls and repairs.

January 23, The submarine tender pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a routine port call; Arrived in Portland on Feb. 10.

July 15, USS Frank Cable arrived in Pearl Harbor for a brief stop enroute home after completing its maintenance availability; Returned to Apra Harbor on July 30.

September 3, AS 40 moored at Alava Pier for a 12-day port call to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, to provide tender support services to USS Hawaii (SSN 776); Returned home in October.

December 2, USS Frank Cable anchored in Victoria Harbour for a four-day port visit to Hong Kong; Returned home on Dec. 1?.

January 10, 2013 The Frank Cable departed Apra Harbor for a Friends and Family Cruise to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, where the ship will provide a tender support services to USS La Jolla; Returned home on Jan. 17; Underway again on Feb. 23.

February 28, The submarine tender moored at Sepanggar Naval Base for a six-day port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

March 9, USS Frank Cable anchored off Sattahip, Thailand, to provide tender support services to USS Albuquerque.

March 22, The Frank Cable anchored off the coast of Talisay City for a scheduled port visit to Cebu, Philippines; Returned home in early April; Underway again on June 3.

June 7, AS 40 pulled into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, to provide tender support services; FMAV on USS Asheville (SSN 758) from June 8-?; Returned home on June ?; Underway again on Oct. 11.

October 15, USS Frank Cable moored at Berth 12 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a five-day port call. Returned to Guam on Oct. 2?.

January 31, 2014 Capt. Mark B. Benjamin relieved Capt. Nelson P. Hildreth as commanding officer of the Frank Cable during a pierside ceremony at Polaris Point.

March 14, USS Frank Cable departed Apra Harbor for a western Pacific patrol.

March 24, The Frank Cable moored at Berth 1, West Quay, Chuk Samet Port in Sattahip, Thailand, for a scheduled port visit.

April 3, The submarine tender conducted its first underway replenishment (UNREP) in more than 10 years, with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), in the South China Sea.

April 7, USS Frank Cable recently moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a routine port call.

April 13, AS 40 moored at Sepanggar Naval Base in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for a four-day port call to provide tender support services to USS La Jolla (SSN 701). Returned home on April 23; Underway for local operations in support of multi-ship experiment on June 25; Underway again on Sept. 21.

September 27, The Frank Cable moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a five-day port call.

October 5, USS Frank Cable moored at Sepanggar Naval Base in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for a four-day port visit. Returned home on Oct. 1?.

February 20, 2015 USS Frank Cable departed Apra Harbor for a western Pacific patrol.

February 26, The Frank Cable moored at Berth 1, India Basin in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a 13-day port call to provide tender support services.

March 12, AS 40 moored at Berth 6 in Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a five-day port visit; Transited the Osumi Strait eastbound on March 18.

March 20, USS Frank Cable moored at Berth 9 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a 10-day port call.

April 2, The Frank Cable made a brief stop off Iwo To Island, Japan, to participate in a 70th annual World War II commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

April 6, USS Frank Cable moored at Port of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, for a four-day liberty visit and to embark "Tigers."

April 11, USS Frank Cable moored at Alpha Wharf in Apra Harbor after a seven-week underway period; Moved to Sierra Wharf on May ?.

August 26, Capt. Andrew B. St. John relieved Capt. Mark B. Benjamin as the 19th CO of Frank Cable during a change-of-command ceremony at Alpha Wharf.

November 19, The Frank Cable emergency sortied from Guam to avoid the approaching Tropical Storm In-Fa.

May 20, 2016 USS Frank Cable moored at Berth 3, Sierra Wharf on Naval Base Guam after an eight-day underway for routine training.

June 6, USS Frank Cable departed Apra Harbor for a scheduled deployment, its first after a nearly 14 years, to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR); Transited the Surigao Strait southbound on June 9.

June 11, The Frank Cable anchored off Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines, for a week-long port visit to conduct FMAV on USS Greeneville (SSN 772); Anchored off Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines, from June 21-25; Transited the Sunda Strait southbound on July 1.

July 8, USS Frank Cable moored at Bravo Wharf on Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory for a 16-day port call.

July 29, AS 40 moored at Berth 9 in Port of Mormugao, India, for a six-day visit to Goa; Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on Aug. 7.

August 8, USS Frank Cable moored at Berth 58, Quay 9 in Port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a 15-day port call to provide tender support services to USS Dallas (SSN 700); Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound on Aug. 24.

August 29, The Frank Cable moored at Quay Wall, East Container Terminal in Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a three-day port visit; Transited the Strait of Malacca southbound from Sept. 4-5.

September 10, USS Frank Cable moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a 20-day upkeep.

October 2, The submarine tender moored at the newly-constructed Finger Pier in Cam Ranh International Port, Vietnam, for a historic two-day visit.

October 10, USS Frank Cable moored at Berth 7, India Basin in Fleet Activities Sasebo for a 24-day port call to provide tender support services.

November 8, USS Frank Cable moored at Sierra 3 Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, following a five-month deployment.