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Support Ships

Tarlac class | Besson class | LST-1/511/542/512-1152 class | LCU Mk.6 | Tagbanua class LCU | Ivatan class LCH | Mulgae class LCU | LCM | Pagasa class | Caliraya class | YOG/YW type | Velasquez class | AFDL-1

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2 Tarlac class Amphibious Platform Dock (1+ 0 + 1)

LD 601 BRP Tarlac
LD 602 BRP ??

Type: Landing Platform Dock
Displacement, full load: (7,200 T standard) 11,583 T
Dimensions: 123 m x 21.8 m x 5 m (403.5' x 71.5' x 16.4')
Main Machinery: CODAD; 2 x 3,915 bhp (2,920 kW) MAN-STX 8L27/38 diesels; 2 shafts; 1960 kW MAN D 2842 LE301 diesel generatos, 775 RPM
Speed: 16 knts (max); 14 knts (cruising)
Range: 9,360 nm
Endurance: 30 days
Complement: 121 ( Officers + Ratings)
Military Lift: 500 Troops, 2 helicopters and 4 AAV, 2x 1.5T trucks, 2x 2.5T trucks, 2 Jeeps, 1 Mobile Hospital, 1Ambulance
2 LCU or LCM, 2 RHIBs or LCVP
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
1 x 76 mm (not installed)
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Secondary Gun: 2 x 25 mm (not installed)
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Gunfire Control
Rangefinder:
Tertiary Gun:
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Other Defenses:
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Early Warning:
ECM:
Navigation:
Aviation: 2 Medium helicopters (10 Ton)
Builders: PT PAL (Persero), Surabaya, Indonesia
Year(Laid Down/Commissioned in PN): LD 601 22 Jan 2015/ 1 June 2016; LD 602 5 Jun 2016/
Program: Brand-new units, based on the Indonesian Navy's Makassar LPDs which are based on a South Korean (Daesun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.) design. Currently the largest ship in the PN.
Structure:

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Bacolod City (Gen. Frank S. Besson) class Large Landing/Logistics Support Vessel (2)

LC 550 BRP Bacolod City
LC 551 BRP Dagupan City

Type:
Logistics Ship
Displacement, full load:
(1,678 T light); 4,265 T
Dimensions:
83.16 m x 18.29 m x 3.66 m (272.75' x 60' x 12')
Main Machinery:
2 x 1,950 bhp GM EMD 16-645E2 diesels, 2 shafts; 250 shp bow thruster; 2 x 250 kW Caterpillar Model 3406 diesel sets
Speed:
[max] 11.6 knts; [cruising] 9 knts
Range:
9,650 kms (5,998 mi ) at 11 knts
Complement:
6 Officers + 24 Ratings
Military Lift:
6 Officers + 144 Troops or 2,280 T of cargo, 900 T for amphibious operations
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
2 x Oerlikon Mk. 10 20 mm
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Secondary Gun:
2 x 12.7 mm HMG
Range: 1.8 km
Rate of Fire: 450 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Optical
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Navigation:
Raytheon SPS 64(V) 2
Sonar:
Aircraft:
1 x MBB BO-105C
Builders:
VT Halter Marine/Moss Point Marine, Gulfport, Mississippi
Year(Commissioned in PN):
LC 550 1993; LC 551 1994
Program:
New, modern landing craft. Virtually identical to a group of six US Army Transport Corps craft. The PN ordered two ships of the Helicopter capable variant in 1992. Officially listed as transports; used as coastal logistics ships.
Structure:
Original design have bow and stern vehicle ramps, which the PN version has only bow ramps with the stern used for accommodations for 150 troops and a helicopter deck atop. Main propulsion is generated by two EMD 16-645E2 diesels, each developing 1,950 hp at 900 rpm driving two screws. Reintjes wav 2240 reduction gear box, with a reduction ratio 3.5:1. Bow thruster, 250 hp Schottel S-152. Fuel oil capacity 5,323 tons. Total air conditioning plants production, 30 tons, chilled water system. Minimum ship endurance, 38 days. Electricity supplied by two Caterpillar Model 3406, rating 250 kW with an emergency generator, Caterpillar Model 3304, rating at 99 kW. Desalinators, having a 1,000 gallons capacity per day. Fresh water capacity is 124 tons. Salt water capacity 1,657 tons. Clear deck area, 975.98 square meters (10,500 square feet). Can transport 2,280 tons of cargo, 900 tons for amphibious operations on a 1:30 gradient. Carries 2 LCVP landing crafts in davits amidships.

Picture of BRP Bacolod City, LC 550 LSV

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LST 1 and 542 class Large Landing/Logistics Ship (3)

LT 57 BRP Sierra Madre (ex LST 821; ex USS Hartnett County AGP 821; ex My Tho HQ 800; ex Dumagat)*
LT 86 BRP Zamboanga del Sur (ex USS Marion County LST 975; ex Cam Ranh HQ 500)
LT 501 BRP Laguna (ex USNS T-LST 230)
LT 504 BRP Lanao Del Norte (ex USNS T-LST 566)*
LT 507 BRP Benguet (ex USNS Daviess County T-LST 692)
LT 516 BRP Kalinga Apayao (ex LST 786; ex USS Garrett County AGP 786; ex Can Tho HQ 801)*

Type:
Landing Ship (T)
Displacement, full load:
(1,620 T standard); (2,472 T beaching); 4,080 T
Dimensions:
100 m x 15.24 m x 4.3 m (328' x 50' x 14')
Main Machinery:
[uprated] 2 x GM-EMD 12-278A diesels, 2 shafts; 2 x GM-EMD 3-268A auxilliary diesels, 100 kW generator; [original] 2 x 1,700 bhp GM 12-567A diesels, 2 shafts, twin rudders
Speed:
[max] 11 knts; [cruising] 9 knts
Range:
15,000 mi at 9 knts
Complement:
approx. 60-100 (depending upon deployment)
Military Lift:
2,100 T (16 Tanks or 10 Tanks & 200 Troops or 500 Troops)
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
2 x Bofors 40 mm (twin), 2 x 40 mm (single)
Range:
[AA] 7.16 km (3.87 nm)
Rate of Fire:
120 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Mk. 51 GFCS
Rangefinder:
Optical
Secondary Gun:
4 x Oerlikon 20 mm (in refitted ships)
Range:
2 km (1.06 nm)
Rate of Fire:
800 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Navigation:
Raytheon SPS-64 (V) 11
Sonar:
Builders:
Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, Indiana (LT 57, 504); Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Massachusetts (LT 86); Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, Illinois (LT 501); Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.(LT 507); Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (LT 516)
Year(Laid Down/First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
LT 86 1 December 1944/ 3 February 1945/ 17 November 1975; LT 501 10 June 1943/ 3 November 1943/ 8 August 1978; LT 504 17 March 1944/ 29 May 1944/ 8 August 1978; LT 507 7 February 1944/ 10 May 1944/ 18 October 1978; LT 516 21 May 1944/ 28 August 1944/ 5 April 1976
Program:
Ex-USN LSTs built in 1944-45; LT 86 (ex LT 975), of the LST 511 class, served as transport in the Philippines until decommissioned in Subic, 16 April 1946. Served as transport during the Korean war with the MSTS with a Japanese civilian crew. Renamed Marion County in 1 July 1955, decommissioned the next day, she received six battle stars for her Korean tour. Transferred to South Vietnam on 12 April 1962, escaped to the Philippines and officially transferred as a grant aid to the PN in 17 November 1975. LT 501 (ex LST 230), of the LST-1 class, first commissioned in 3 November 1943, she was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion, she also performed occupation duties in the Far East, earning her two battle stars for WW II service. She was transferred to the PN in 13 September 1976. LT 504 (ex LST 566), of the LST-542 class, first commissioned in 29 May 1944, she was assigned to the European and Asia-Pacific theaters but saw no combat action. Transferred to the MSTS in 31 March 1952. She was transferred to the PN in 13 September 1976, she was reportedly sunk in 2004. LT 507 (ex LST 692), of the LST 511 class, first commissioned in 10 May 1944, served in the European theater, renamed Daviess County in 1 July 1955 and reassigned to the MSTS, served in Korea earning her two battle stars, transferred to the PN in 13 September 1976. LT 516 (ex LST 786), of the LST 542 class, served as transport between Okinawa and the Philippines, decommissioned on 9 July 1946, renamed Garrett County in 1 July 1955, redesignated Patrol Craft Tender (AGP) and spent time with the Pacific fleet in Vietnam, where she served as a HAL-3's helicopter platform. She received one battle star for WW II service and eight campaign stars for Vietnam, eventually transferred to South Vietnam in 23 April 1971 and used as light craft repair ships but have retains amphibious capability and transferred to the Philippines in 1976 by purchase. Sixteen other units were decommissioned/ delisted in the late 80's to early 90's. Officially listed as transports, probably see service as coastal logistics ships. Also have been used as patrol ships and have operated helicopters.
Structure: Some of the later ships have tripod masts, others have pole masts. LTs 507 and 516, were modified to carry two helicopters amidships each, and were the platform for PAF UH-1Hs during the 1995 Spratlys crisis. LT 516 was converted in mid 60's to serve as a smallcraft tender, she retained operational bow doors, but much of the cargo deck is filled with repair shops and bins for spares.
Modernization: Several have undergone major refits including replacement of frames and plating as well as engine and electronics overhauls and provisions for four 20 mm guns.
Operational: Many of these ships served as cargo ships in the Western Pacific under the US Military Sealift Command (USNS/T-LST); they were civilian manned by Korean and Japanese crews. The USNS ships lacked troop accommodation and other amphibious warfare features. Some are used for general cargo work in Philippine service but in spite of the major deletion in 1989. All naval service are in urgent need of refit and the first three were taken in hand in 1989.
*Note:
LT 57 served as a logistics ship, now permanently parked and strickened near Ayugin Reef in the Spratlys, to maintain PN presence there. LT 504 and 516 reportedly decommissioned.

Photos of LT 86 being serviced on dry dock, left. A view of the deck of LT 504 on the right.

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Landing Craft Mk. 6, Utility (3)

AT 291 BRP Subanon
AT 293 BRP Bagobo
AT 295 BRP Tausug

Type:
Landing Craft Utility
Displacement, full load:
347 T
Dimensions:
35 m x 10.4 m x 1.6 m (115' x 34' x 5.3')
Main Machinery:
3 x 680 hp (507 kW) GM diesels, 3 shafts
Speed:
8 knts
Range:
Complement:
8
Military Lift:
8 troops or 167 T cargo
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
2 x Oerlikon 20 mm
Range:
2 km (1.06 nm)
Rate of Fire:
800 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Radars
Navigation:
Builders:
Japan
Year:
54-55/17 November 1975
Program:
Built in Japan for the USN in 1954-55. Transferred 17 November 1975. Refitted in Japan in 1979. AT 297 strickened.

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Tagbanua class Landing Craft Utility (1)

AT 296 BRP Tagbanua

Type:
Landing Craft Utility
Displacement, full load:
579 T
Dimensions:
51.43 m x 10 m x 1.52 m (168.73' x 32.81' x 4.99')
Main Machinery:
1 x Caterpillar c32 ACERT diesels
Speed:
[max] 15 knts; [cruising] 12 knts
Range:
Complement:
15
Military Lift:
200 troops or 110 T cargo (6 6x6 truck or 3 HUMVEES, 250 m area)
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
2 x 12.7 mm HMG
Range:
1.8 km
Rate of Fire:
450 rpm
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System:
Manual
Rangefinder:
Optical
Radars
Navigation:
Furuno
Builders:
Propmech Corp., Manila & Philippine Iron Construction and Marine Works Inc., Jasaan, Misamis Oriental
Year:
14 December 2011
Program:
Constructed by Propmech Corp. of Manila (for the engine and propulsion system) and the Philippine Iron Construction and Marine Works Inc. of Misamis Oriental (for the hull and ship’s fixtures) for Php 178.9 million. Primarily configured to transport combat personnel, vehicles, artillery, and equipment in support to military amphibious operations.

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Ivatan (Balikpapan) class LCH/LSM (5)

AT 298 BRP Ivatan (ex HMAS Brunei L 127)
AT 299 BRP Batak (ex HMAS Tarakan L 129)
AT 288 BRP Waray (ex HMAS Wewak L 130)
AT 289 BRP Iwak (ex HMAS Betano L 133)
AT 290 BRP Agta (ex HMAS Balikpapan L 126)

Type:
Landing Craft (Heavy)
Displacement, full load:
509 T (358 T Light)
Dimensions:
44.5 m x 10.1 m x 2 m (146' x 33' x 6.5')
Main Machinery:
2 x 348 hp (260 kW) GM 6-71 diesels, 2 shafts
Speed:
10 knts
Range:
3,000 mi (at 10 knts)
Complement:
14 (2 Officers + 14 Ratings)
Weapon Systems
Main Gun: Main Gun:
2 x 12.7 mm HMG
Range:
1.8 km
Rate of Fire: 450 rpm
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System:
Manual
Secondary Gun:
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Other Defenses:
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Racal Decca Bridgemaster, I-band
Navigation:
Military lift:
3 Medium tanks or equivalent (175 T)
Builders:
Walkers Ltd. Queensland, Australia
Year(Laid Down/First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN): AT 298 ??/ 5 Jan 1973/ July 2015; AT 299 ??/ 15 June 1973/ July 2015; AT 288 ??/ 10 Aug 1973/ 1 Jun 2016; AT 289
??/ 8 Feb 1974/ 1 Jun 2016; AT 290 ??/ 8 Dec 1971/ 1 Jun 2016
Program: Originally this class was ordered for the Australian Army, but only Balikpapan saw Army service until being commissioned into the RAN on 27 Sept 1974. The remaining 7 were built for the Navy. Two were transferred to Papua New Guinea in 1975. All remaining vessels paid off in 2010.
Structure: LCHs are an extremely versatile vessel, capable of moving large amounts of cargo, personnel and equipment from larger ships to shore. A very shallow draft (2 m) allows these ships to deliver personnel and equipment to areas otherwise unreachable especially during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations (HADR). It is an all-welded twin-screw vessel, able to trans-ship cargo and supplies from ships lying offshore to water terminals or across the beach. Maximum cargo load is governed by the load-fuel balance and varies between 140 and 180 tons. A typical load of 175 ton gives the LCHs a range of 1,300 nautical miles, increasing to 2,280 nautical miles for a load of 150 tons. Up to five shipping containers with HADR supplies and equipment can also be embarked. All ships of the class were given life extension refits in 2000-2002. L 127 and L 129 are to be fitted with new safety and navigation equipment, and were donated to the PN in 2015. L 130, 133 and 126 were sold to the PN at friendship price of Php 270 million and were commissioned in service June 2016.

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BRP ?? (Mulgae) class LCU (1)


AT?? BRP ?? (ex LCU 78)

Type:
Landing Craft (Utility)
Displacement, full load:
415 T
Dimensions:
41.1 m x 8.8 m x 1.8 m (134.8' x 28.8' x 5.9')
Main Machinery:
2 x 348 hp (260 kW) GM 6-71 diesels, 2 Kort nozzles
Speed:
13 knts
Range:
560 mi (at 11 knts)
Complement:
12 (2 Officers + 12 Ratings)
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
Main Gun: 2 x Oerlikon 20 mm
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System:
Manual
Rangefinder: Optical
Secondary Gun:
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Other Defenses:
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Racal Decca Bridgemaster, I-band
Navigation:
Military lift:
150 tons
Builders:
Korea Tacoma Marine Industries Ltd.
Year(Laid Down/First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
??/ ??/ 2015
Program:
Built early 80's. Donated by South Korea to PN on 2015.
Structure:
Based on US LCU 1610 design. Transports wheeled and tracked equipment and general cargo from ship to shore, shore to shore, and in retrograde operations. RORO missions are accomplished using the vessel's bow and stern ramps. It is valuable in LOTS operations and intratheater transport using harbor and IWW routes. The LCU-1600 is not capable of self-deployment over open oceans. It is deployed aboard vessels such as HLPSs, barges, and FLOFLO ships. It can also be loaded on Navy LSTs, LSDs, or commercial bulk carriers.


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LCM Mk. 8 (6)/ LCM Mk. 6 (11)

LCM 260-266 (Mk. 8)

Type:
Landing Craft, Mechanized
Displacement, full load: [Mk. 8] 118 T; [Mk. 6] 56 T
Dimensions: [Mk. 8] 22.5 m x 6.4 m x 1.52 m (73.7' x 21' x 5'); [Mk. 6] 17.1 m x 4.37 m x 1.3 m (56.2' x 14.33' x 4.25')
Main Machinery: [Mk. 8] 4 x 696 hp (520 kW) sustained GM 6-71 diesel, 2 shafts; [Mk. 6] 2 x 450 hp (336 kW) Gray Marine 64 HN9 diesels, 2 shafts
Speed: [Mk. 8] 9 knts; [Mk. 6] 10 knts
Range: [Mk. 8] 271 nm (190 mi); [Mk. 6] 209 kms (130 mi) at 9 knts
Complement: [Mk. 8] 4; [Mk. 6] 5
Military Lift: [Mk. 8] 54 T (200 Troops); [Mk. 6] 34.6 T (80 Troops)
Builders: USA
Year:
Program: Ex US LCMs transferred in the early 70's. The LCM-6 is intended primarily for the transport of cargo and/or personnel from ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore. Constructed of welded-steel with forward cargo well and bow ramp. The design of the boat permits its transportation aboard larger vessels. It has a deck area of 620 square feet, fuel capacity of 768 gallons. LCM-8 are manned by a four man crew and built of welded steel, it's bottom, however, is semiflat. It has a deck area of 620 square feet. It is designed to transport cargo, troops, and vehicles from ship to shore or in retrograde and can be used in rough or exposed waters and can be operated through breakers and grounded on the beach. The bow ramp allows RORO operations with wheeled and tracked vehicles. Its small size allows for use in confined areas. LCM 260 sank in a typhoon in 13 Nov 1990 but was restored to service.

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Pagasa Presidential Yacht (1)

AT 25 BRP Ang Pangulo (ex Ang Pangulo; ex Lapu-Lapu; ex Roxas; ex The President; ex TP 777; ex Pagasa)

Type:
Presidential Yacht/ Command Ship
Displacement, full load:
(1,800 T standard); approx. 2,200 T
Dimensions:
78.5 m x 13 m x 6.4 m (257.6' x 42.6' x 21')
Main Machinery:
2 x 5,000 bhp (3.68 mW) MTU 12V538TB91 diesels, 2 shafts
Speed:
[max] 16 knts; [cruising] 13.5 knts
Range:
11,000 kms (6,837 mi) at 15 knts
Complement:
8 Officers + 73 Ratings + 48 Passengers
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
3 X Oerlikon Mk. 4 20 mm (1 twin, 2 single)
Range:
2 km (1.06 nm)
Rate of Fire:
800 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Secondary Gun: 8 x 7.62 mm LMG
Range:
1.1 km
Rate of Fire:
100 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Manual
Rangefinder:
Optical
Radar:
Surface Search:
Range:
Navigation:
RCA CRMN-1A-75; I band
Sonar:
Builders:
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Tokyo, Japan
Year(First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
1959
Program:
Built in 1959 by Japan for $3 million as war reparations. Originally used as a presidential yacht/command ship with accommodation for 50 passengers. Originally named Lapu-Lapu after the chief who killed Magellan; renamed Roxas on 9 October 1962 after the first president of the republic, Manuel Roxas; renamed The President in 1967 and Ang Pangulo in 1975. Equipped with one 15 ton crane. Reclassified as a troop transport after the Marcos-era, a role for which she is totally unsuited. Reconsidered to be a yacht during the Estrada-era, was restored to it's prime using controversial Php 100 million private donations. Auctioned of for $5.5 million by the Arroyo administration, but there were no takers. Planned to be refitted as a floating hospital, which she is unsuited for. She recently caught fire in January 2006 at the Keppel Dry Dock in Barangay San Miguel, Bauan, Batangas, where she is undergoing repair since November 2005. The fire damaged the yacht’s airconditioning units, water pipes, electrical wiring, dust catcher room, skylight openings and sight glasses for reserve tanks and pressure gauges. The main hull was built out of steel. The motor yacht superstructure is made predominantly from steel.

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Caliraya class Tanker (1)


AF 81 BRP Caliraya (ex MT Lapulapu)

Type:
Oil Tanker
Displacement:
4570 DWT
Dimensions:
98.95 m x 15.62 m x 4.6 m (324.6' x 51.2' x 15')
Main Machinery:
Speed:
12 knts
Range: mi
Complement:
( Officers + Ratings)
Weapon Systems
Main Gun: Main Gun:
Range:
Rate of Fire:
Elevation:
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder: Optical
Other Defenses:
Radars
Surface Search:
Range:
Navigation:
Furuno NAVSAT
Builders:
Taizhou Zhongxing Shipyard, Taizhou Zhejiang China
Year(Laid Down/First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
2007/ January 2008/ 23 May 2015
Program:
Chinese made double hulled single product tanker, that has a depot-to-ship, ship-to-depot, and a ship-to-ship refueling capabilities and gives the PN the capability to extend the operational range and scope of PN ships especially those operating in the high seas and the EEZ. The vessel has modern loading and discharging capability that can lift 32,200 barrels of industrial fuel oil in one single loading.Donated to the PN by the PNOC in 2014.
Structure:
AF-81 has been structurally repaired before commissioning.

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YOG-type Fuel Tankers (2)
YW-type Water Tankers (2)


AF 72 BRP Lake Taal
AF 78 BRP Lake Buhi (ex US YOG 73, ex YO 78)
AW 33 BRP Lake Buluan (ex US YW 111, ex YW 33)
AW 34 BRP Paoay (ex US YW 130, ex YW 34)*

Type:
Fuel Tanker
Displacement, full load:
(520 T standard), 1400 T (YOG); 1237 T (YW)
Dimensions:
53 m x 10 m x 4 m (174' 4" x 32' 10" x 13.2')
Main Machinery:
1 x 1,500 hp (1.12 mW) GM 8-278A diesels, 2 shafts; 2 x GM-EMD 3-71 auxilliary diesels, 60 kW generator
Speed:
7.5-8 knts
Range:
3,000 nm
Complement:
5 Officers + 25 ratings
Cargo Capacity:
[YOG] 6,570 barrels diesel and gasoline ; [YW] 200,000 gallons
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
2 x Oerlikon Mk. 4 20 mm/70
Range:
2 km (1.06 nm)
Rate of Fire:
800 rpm
Gunfire Control System:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Radars
Navigation:
Builders:
AW 33 Marine Iron & SB Co., Duluth Minn/ AW 34 Leatham D. Smith Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Year(First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
YO 78 1944/5 March 1980; YW 33-34 1944/16 July 1975
Program:
YOGs are former USN gasoline tanker. Transferred in July 1967 on loan and by purchase 5 March 1980. YW are water carriers, transferred in 16 July 1967. Both are basically the same but carries different cargoes. Sister ship Lake Mainit (YO 35) stricken in 1979 and Lake Naujan (YO 43; ex YO 173) stricken in 1989, Lake Lanao (YW 42; ex YW 125) stricken in 1989, Lake Paoay reportedly decommissioned.

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YCV 3 class Aircraft Transport Barge (1)
YC class Barge (2)

YB 206 (ex YCV-7)
YC 227 (ex YC-1402)
YC 301 (ex YC-1403)

Type:
Barge
Displacement, full load:
Dimensions:
[YCV] 33.53 m x 9.14 m x m (110' x 30' x '); [YC] 24.38 m x 8.73 m x 1.22 m (80' x 28.64' x 4')
Main Machinery:
Speed:
Range:
Complement:
Cargo Capacity:
Radars
Navigation:
Builders:
Pearl Harbor NSY
Year(First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
[YCV] 25 Nov 1943/ ; [YV] 25 Nov 1943/
Program:
Former USN transport barges. Transferred in May 1963, used as a general purpose barge. Transferred in August 1959 (227) and August 1971 (301).

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YTM 764 class Fireboat (1)
YTL 442 class Small Harbor Tugs (2)

YQ ??? (ex YTM 776 Hiamonee)
YQ 223 Tagbanua (ex YTL 429)
YQ 225 Ilongot (ex YTL 427)

Type:
Tugboat
Displacement, full load:
[YTM] 260 tons; [YTL] 70 tons
Dimensions:
[YTM] 30.8 m x 8.5 m x 3.7 m (101.05' x 27.89' x 12.14'); [YTL] 20.17 m x 5.18 m x 1.5 m (66.17' x 17' x 4.92')
Main Machinery:
[YTN] 2 x 1,270 bhp Enterprise diesels, 1 shaft; [YTL] 1 x 300 bhp Hamilton 685A diesels
Speed:
Range:
Complement:
8 total
Cargo Capacity:
Radars
Navigation:
Builders:
[YTL] Everett-Pacific Co. Everett, Washington
Year(First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
1945
Program:
Former USN tugs. YTM transferred in 30 June 1990 and is employed as a fireboat and general purpose tug, although one firefighting monitor is fitted, atop the pilothouse. YTLs transferred in May 1963 and August 1971 respectively, one is equipped as a fireboat, renumbered 2000 in 1998 and has two firefighting monitors.

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Gregorio Velasquez class Research Vessel (1)

AGR 702 BRP Gregorio Velasquez (ex USNS Melville T-AGOR-14)

Type: Oceanographic research ship
Displacement, full load: 2,944 T
Dimensions: 85 m x 14.1 m x 5 m (278.9' x 46.3' x 16.5')
Main Machinery: 2 x 1,385 hp GE Diesel-electric; 4 Caterpillar 3516 diesel generators; 3 motors; 3 shafts (2 aft, 1 Forward)
Speed: 14 knts
Range: 12,000 mi (at 12 kts)
Endurance: 40 days
Complement: 23 (9 Officers + 14 Ratings) + 38 Scientists
Defenses: None
Radars
Navigation: Sperry 10cm, 3cm
Builders: Defoe SB Co, Bay City, MI
Year(Laid Down/First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN): 12 July 1967/ 27 Aug 1969/ June 2016
Program: Operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego) for the Office of Naval Research, under technical control of the Oceonographer of the Navy. Fitted with internal wells for lowering equipment, underwater lights and observation ports. Facilities for handling small research submersibles. Problems with the propulsion systems have led to major modifications including electric drive (vice the original mechanical) and the insertion of a 34' central section increasing the displacement from the original 1,915 tons and allowing better accomodation and improved laboratory spaces, which was done in 1992 under a SLEP. The forward propeller is retractable. This ship is highly maneuverable for precise position keeping. Retired 21 Feb 2015 and transferred to the PN on 29 April 2016.

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Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock, Large AFDL-1 (1)

YD 205 (ex AFDL 44)

Type:
Floating Dry-dock
Displacement, full load:
12,000 T
Dimensions:
87.8 m x ?? m x ?? m (288' x ?? x ??)
Complement:
Lifting capacity, maximum:
1,900 T
Builders:
VP Loftis, Wilmington, NC
Year(First Commissioned/Commissioned in PN):
1944/ 1969
Program:
Floating steel, non-self propelled dry-docks built in the USA. YD 205 is from the and was transferred to the PN in September 1969. A floating dry dock is a piece of marine equipment that can be submerged under a marine vessel and then raised to lift the vessel out of the water for repairs or maintenance. One of the most important service units of the PN, the dry-docks allows the PN to maintain its own ships at lower costs that in commercial dry-docks, like Keppel SY. It can accommodate most of the PN warships.

Photo of PS 28 serviced on dry dock. Thanks to Shonen Red and the IPMS site for the pic.

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