|Philippine BRP Gregorio Del Pilar PF-15 Frigate Ship|
With recent disputes in Scarborough or Panatag shoal, do our country have capacity to depend ourselves from attack of China? With 1.33 Billion Chinese people against 113 million Filipinos or ratio of 11 is to 1, do we have a chance?
Here is the Philippine Navy Most advanced Frigate and Corvette warships that will help us to depend our country in naval warfare.
1. BRP Gregorio Del Pilar PF-15
Philippine Navy's newest and largest warship, a high endurance Hamilton's class cutter. Hamilton's class cutter are the biggest vessels used by US Coastguard except from heavy ice breakers.
The ship replaced the navy flagship BRP Raja Humabon PF-11, a cannon destroyer escort and one of the oldest warships in the world. BRP Gregorio Del Pilar was named from youngest Filipino General during Philippine Revolution who gave up his life on retreating party of President Emilio Aguinaldo in the Battle of Tirad Pass.
Philippine Navy will use this ship for multi-mission vessel such as maritime security patrols and Search and Rescue operations. It will also deployed in maritime security in Malampaya Project in Palawan.
The second Hamilton class cutter will be acquired by our Philippine Navy at the end of this year after 4 months of retrofitting. The ex-USCGC Dallas was transferred to the Philippine government last May 23, 2012.
The new frigate ship will be named BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF-16, a world war 2 hero and Philippine navy officer of Q Boat Abra who shot down 3 Japanese aircraft. Cost of acquisition pegged at P450 Million same as the sister frigate ship PF-15.
Launched: December 18, 1965 - USCGC Hamilton
Acquired by Philippine Navy: May 13, 2011
Cost: P450 Million
Cost of Operation: P120 Million for 2 years
Weight: 3250 tons
Length: 378 feet
Propulsion: Diesel Engine and Gas Turbine
Power: 5,800 Hp
Speed: max of 28 knots or 52 km/hr
Endurance: can stay up to 45 days at sea
Flight support: it has a flight deck and hangar capability for Helicopters
a. Raytheon/Furuno Navigation and Search Surface Radar
b. Sperry Fire Control System
a. 76mm Compact Main Gun
b. Super Rapid Blooming Chaff Launchers
|Philippine BRP Mariano Alvarez PS-38 Corvette Ship|
2. BRP General Mariano Alvarez PS-38
Designed for Special Warfare Operations, capable of accelerating from stop to 35 knots or 65 km/hr in less than 3 minutes, it can respond fast and reliably in conflict situation. The ship was named from Mariano Alvarez, an ally of Andres Bonifacio designated as the second supremo of the Katipunan during Philippine Revolution.
Type: Patrol Ship
Launched: February 1, 1992 - USS Cyclone
Acquired by Philippine Navy: January 2004
Weight: 357 tons
Length: 170.3 feet
Propulsion: Diesel Engine
Power: 13,400 Hp
Speed: max of 35 knots or 65 km/hr
Endurance: 10 days
Hull: made of BS-4360 Grade 43A steel, superstructure was made of 5086 Aluminum Alloy. Command space is fitted with Kevlar armor.
a. Sperry Vision Combat system
b. Sperry Vision Navigation/Search Surface Radar
c. Wesmar Side Scanning Hull SONAR
d. Marconi FLIR System
a. MK 38 25mm Auto Cannon
b. MK 96 Auto Cannon
c. MK 19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
d. .50 caliber Machine Guns
e. M60 Machine Guns
Wikipedia BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF-16
Wikipedia BRP Gregorio Del Pilar PF-15
Wikipedia BRP Mariano Alvarez PS-38
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