Jun 062013


MANILA, Philippines – Two US Navy vessels are docking in Subic Bay this weekend for routine port calls, the US Embassy said Thursday.

The US Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) and submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) will be in Subic Bay on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, respectively, to refuel and receive supplies.

The L.Y. Spear-class USS Frank Cable, which was commissioned in 1980, is nearly 200 meters long and has a crew of 1,500. The Frank Cable serves as the US 7th Fleet’s mobile repair and support platform.  It is homeported in Guam.

Commissioned in 1991, the USS Asheville is a Los Angeles-class submarine that is 91 meters long, and has a top speed of 32 knots underwater. It is homeported in San Diego, California.

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