BRP Bienvenido Salting (PG-112)

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South Korea
Name: PKM-229[1]
Builder: Korea Tacoma Shipyard, Chinhae, South Korea
Launched: 1970s
Fate: transferred to Philippine Navy in 1995
Name: BRP Bienvenido Salting (PG-112)
Operator: Philippine Navy
Acquired: 15 June 1995[2][3][1][4]
Commissioned: 22 May 1996[5]
Status: in active service, as of 2018
General characteristics
Class & type: Tomas Batillo class (Chamsuri Wildcat PKM class)
Type: Fast Attack Craft
Displacement: 148 tons full load[3][2]
Length: 121.4 ft (37 m)
Beam: 22.6 ft (7 m)
Draft: 5.6 ft (1.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × MTU MD 16V 538 TB90 diesel engines @ 6,000 horsepower.[3]
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h) max
Range: 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) at 20 knots
Complement: 31
Sensors and
processing systems:
navigation and surface search radar
  • 1 × twin 30-mm 75-caliber Emerlec EX-30 guns
  • 1 × Bofors 40 mm Mk.3 naval gun
  • 2 × Oerlikon 20mm guns
  • 4 × 50-caliber Machine Guns

BRP Bienvenido Salting (PG-112) is a Tomas Batillo class fast attack craft of the Philippine Navy. It is part of the first batch transferred by the South Korean government on 15 June 1995, and arrived in the Philippines in August 1995.[2][1] It was commissioned with the Philippine Navy on 22 May 1996.[5][1]

As of 2012, the ship's fit-out is different from her sisterships which undertook refurbishing and updating works and still sports the original weapons fit-out.

Technical Details

The ship is powered by 2 MTU MD 16V 538 TB90 diesel engines with total output of 6,000 horsepower.[3]

The Bienvenido Salting is the only ship of the Tomas Batillo class still using the twin Emerlec 30mm guns and does not have the provisions for RHIB.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 PG Tomas Batillo Class.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 552-553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
  4. Naval Technology Chamsuri Class/Patrol Killer Medium Craft
  5. 5.0 5.1 AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Batillo (Sea Dolphin/PKM 200 'Chamsuri') class Small Patrol Craft (7)

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