Story Number: NNS140131-05Release Date: 1/31/2014 8:57:00 AM
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Erickson, USS Frank Cable Public Affairs
POLARIS POINT, Guam (NNS) -- A Ship's Chapel Dedication and Naming Ceremony took place aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in the ship's chapel Jan. 30.
The ship's chapel was named in honor of Lt. j.g. Anthony James Conway, a U.S. Navy Reserve chaplain, who was attached to the Third Marine Division during World War II and was the only Navy chaplain killed in the liberation of Guam.
"The importance of dedicating our ship's chapel is to remember Chaplain Anthony James Conway who loved God and his country and gave his life in their service," said Lt. Matthew Prince, a chaplain assigned to Frank Cable. "Since the Frank Cable is homeported in Guam, we wanted our ship's chapel to be named after a chaplain who had served in Guam."
"Naming the chapel also gives our chapel a sense of identity," said Lt. Cmdr. John Miyahara, Frank Cable's command chaplain. "There has been confusion about the location of chapel events between the ship's chapel and Naval Base Guam's chapel."
Miyahara also said naming the chapel after Conway helps connect the ship to the history of Guam and the sacrifices service members made during the liberation of Guam.
"By remembering and modeling such love and service, Frank Cable Sailors continue Conway's legacy here on Guam and the Navy's traditions," added Prince.
Frank Cable, forward-deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.