BRP Boni Serrano (PG-111)

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History
South Korea
Name: PKM-226[1]
Builder: Korea Tacoma Shipyard, Chinhae, South Korea
Launched: 1970s
Fate: transferred to Philippine Navy in 1995
History
Philippines
Name: BRP Boni Serrano (PG-111)
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 Batilo 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 × Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines (from 2008) @ 6,300 hp, 2 shafts[5]
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h) max
Range: 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) at 20 knots
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
Complement: 31
Sensors and
processing systems:
Koden Electronics MDC 1500 series navigation and surface search radar[5]
Armament:
  • 1 × Bofors 40 mm 60-caliber naval gun
  • 2 × Oerlikon 20mm guns
  • 4 × 50-caliber Machine Guns

BRP Boni Serrano (PG-111) is a Tomas Batilo 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]

It was upgraded under the Patrol Killer Medium-Republic of the Philippines (PKM-RP) Program of 2006 by Propmech Corp., the program includes the reinforcement of its hull, replacing the engines, radar, navigation and communication systems, and changing the weapons fit-out to include crane and space for rubber boats. The upgrades were completed in 2008.[1][5]

The ship was part of the Philippine Navy contingent during the US-Philippines CARAT 2008 sea-phase exercises.[6]

Technical Details

The ship was originally powered by 2 MTU MD 16V 538 TB90 diesel engines with total output of 6,000 horsepower.[3] From 2007, Propmech was contracted to replace the old engines with new Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines with a total output of 6,300 horsepower.[5]

The ship is equipped with a Koden Electronics MDC 1500 Series navigation and surface search radar, which replaced the previously installed radar during the refurbishing works in 2007.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 GlobalSecurity.org 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 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 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Batillo (Sea Dolphin/PKM 200 'Chamsuri') class Small Patrol Craft (7)
  6. The Palawan Times CARAT ’08 in Palawan closes successfully

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