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US Navy submarine tender, submarine due in Subic

The USS Asheville

MANILA, Philippines– The U.S. Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) and submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) will arrive in Subic Bay on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, respectively, for routine port calls.

The USS Frank Cable

In a statement sent to media, the US Embassy said the visits will highlight the strong historic community and military relations between the Philippines and the United States.
During their visit, the Frank Cable and Asheville will refuel and receive supplies, and the crew will be given opportunities for community service in nearby areas as well as rest and recreation.

The L.Y. Spear-class USS Frank Cable (AS-40) was commissioned in 1980.  It is nearly 200 meters long and has a crew of 1,500.  The Frank Cable serves as the U.S. 7th Fleet’s mobile repair and support platform.  The ship is named after Frank Taylor Cable, one of the pioneers in the development of submarines for the U.S. Navy.  It is homeported in Guam.

Named for the city of Asheville, North Carolina, and commissioned in 1991, the USS Asheville is a Los Angeles-class submarine.  It is 91 meters long, and has a top speed of 32 knots underwater.  The Asheville is homeported in San Diego, California.


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  • flomotion

    Nice submarine. Philippines should get one. Buy now pay later with a guarantee that if it sinks Philippines will get a new one. Philippines send some no fear personnel to Indianapolis for training.

    Strategy: Shore up.

    • kanoy

      WALAY UTANG UG MARA
      THE OVER CHARGE FOR THE USS GUARDIAN ELIMINATED ANY CHANCE FOR CREDIT NOT TO MENTION NO LAWMAKERS WORD IS ANY GOOD

  • Maongoloid

    run comrade! run!

  • Freemasons

    its not supposed to be for viewing it should be for Trainning purposes, Dont stay dumb educate ourselves.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Sige Uncle Sam, ipakita niyo sa mga lahi ni PurpleDaisy13 at UtugD.U at iba pa na puwede natin silang supalpalan.

  • joboni96

    nambwibwisit na naman ang imperyalista
    sa stealth-noon submarine base sa subic

    labag sa konstitusyon natin ito at
    not covered by vfa

    • Lumad01

      Comrade joboni masyado kang hot,relax lang samasama kayo ni comrade renata reyes magrally nalang kayo sa panatag,may bigay ba si chinese ambasador reminbi sa inyo.

      • joboni96

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        huwag mo akong isali sa panguanguarta mo

  • Patikotiko

    if US is serious in peaceful South China Sea. US should asked China to pull out its naval ships in the SCSea



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