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US Navy submarine tender, submarine due in Subic

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08:53 AM June 6th, 2013

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June 6th, 2013 08:53 AM

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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