The U.S. Navy has returned the USS Frank Cable submarine tender to working status following a series of repairs and upgrades in the amount of $56 million.
Vigor Industrial performed the maintenance, repair and modernization procedures under Frank Cable’s dry-dock repair availability before the ship’s departure on Dec. 21, 2017 from Portland, Oregon, the Navy said Thursday.
Sailors and members of the Military Sealift Command worked together to support the ship’s maintenance and repairs during a span of over eight months.
The Frank Cable received main reduction gear foundation repair, collection holding tank replacement and over 600,000 pounds of new steel.
“The Navy and Military Sealift Command crew worked very hard during this shipyard period to maximize repairs and material conditions,” said Master Capt. Patrick Christian of MSC Ship.
“Now we are ready to rejoin the fleet and get back on our mission,” he added.
Guam Repair Sailors who are temporarily designated to Frank Cable’s sister ship, the USS Emory S. Land, will rejoin the underway crew to follow the two-tender concept.
The concept entails the Frank Cable’s and Emory S. Land’s respective crews to collaborate with each other for repair and resupply procedures.