USS Frank Cable arrives in Sri Lanka today

The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit today. During the visit sailors from the ship will enjoy shore leave and volunteer at an animal shelter.

USS Frank Cable ( is a submarine tender vessel stationed in Guam to support US military forces and provide rescue and recovery assistance in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. It has a crew of nearly 500 and is currently on a scheduled deployment in the US 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support for US Navy submarines and surface vessels.

This is the third US Navy ship to visit Sri Lanka in 2016, following visits by the USS Blue Ridge and USS New Orleans.

Follow updates and get photos from this visit on Facebook at @FrankCableAS40.

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