Tended In Hong Kong

Navy NewsStand has a good picture of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) and USS La Jolla (SSN 701) tied up alongside USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Hong Kong. Here's the original:

...and here's a closer view of the two boats:

Having submarines go to Hong Kong is always a challenge; you have to anchor out, and submarines don't like having to provide their own power during port visits, so SubGru 7 always wants to find a surface ship who the sub (or subs, in this case) can hook up to. This time, they had a sub tender available, but if need be, subs can hook up to a cruiser or destroyer. The only problem with that is the skimmers who have duty always want a tour, and it's not very sporting to turn them down if they're the ones controlling the main electrical supply breaker.