Jose Andrada-class patrol craft

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BRP Juan Magluyan PG-392.jpg
BRP Juan Magluyan (PG 392), a Jose Andrada class patrol boat.
Class overview
Builders: Trinity-Equitable SY, New Orleans, USA & Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co., Batangas, Philippines
Operators:  Philippine Navy
Built: 1989-2000
In commission: 1990-present
Planned: 35[1]
Completed: 22[1]
Cancelled: 13[1]
Active: 22[1]
General characteristics
Type: Patrol Boat (WPB)
Displacement: 56.4 tons full load
Length: 78 ft 10 in (24.03 m)[2]
Beam: 20 ft 7 in (6.27 m) max[2]
Draft: 5.8 ft (1.8 m)[2]
Propulsion:
  • 2 × 1,400 bhp Detroit 16V-92TA Diesel Engines[3][N 1]
  • 2 × 35-kW Diesel generators[3]
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h) maximum
Range: 1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 12[2]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)11 Navigation / Surface Search Radar
Armament:
  • 1 × Mk.38 Mod.0 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun (PG-379 to PG-395)
  • 4 × Mk.26 M2HB Browning 12.7 mm/50-cal. GP machine guns
  • 2 × M60 7.62 mm/30-cal. GP machine guns
Aircraft carried: none
Aviation facilities: none

The Jose Andrada class is a ship class of twenty-two coastal patrol boats currently in service with the Philippine Navy.[1]

History

In 1989, the Philippines placed an order of 4 fast patrol craft with Trinity-Equitable (formerly Halter-Marine Equitable) for USD9.4 million.[1] The first of the four vessels, arrived on August 20, 1990, was named BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370). The lead ship of the class was named after Jose Andrada, who was one of the original officers of the Offshore Patrol of the Philippine Commonwealth government.[1] In April 1990, the Philippines ordered an additional ship and 3 more ships in August 1990. In March 1993, eleven more vessels were ordered. A total of 22 ships were acquired by the Philippines by 1999.[1]

It was initially designated as Fast Patrol Craft, and was classified with a hull initial "DF", but later on was re-designated as a Patrol Gunboat, and was finally re-designated as "PG".[1]

Technical Details

The class was built to US Coast Guard standards with aluminum hull and superstructure.[2] She is powered by two Detroit Diesel 16V-92TA Diesel Engines with a combined power of around 2,800 hp driving two propellers for a maximum speed of 28 knots (52 km/h). Maximum range is 1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h), or alternatively 600 nmi (1,100 km) at 24 knots (44 km/h).[3]

The ship class was originally designed to carry one bow Mk.3 40 mm gun, one 81 mm mortar aft, and four 12.7 mm/50 caliber machine guns.[3][4] Instead, the class are armed with one 25mm Bushmaster chain gun on Mk.38 Mod.0 mount on second and later batches (PG-379 to PG-395), four M2HB Browning 12.7 mm/50 caliber machine guns on Mk.26 mounts, with two positioned forward and two aft; and two M60 7.62 mm/30 caliber machine guns, both mounted amidships. The ship can carry 4,000 rounds of 12.7 mm and 2,000 rounds of 7.62 mm A large "Big Eyes" binocular is also carried on tripod mounts, one on the forecastle and one just abaft the mast.[3]

For the first batch of boats (PG-370 to PG-378), the Mk.38 Mod.0 M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun is not available.[2][3][4]

All are equipped with a Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)11 surface search and navigation radar but with a smaller antenna as those used in bigger Philippine Navy ships.[3] Like all other Philippine Navy ships, the entire class was installed with the Philippine Navy Vessel Tracking System (VTS) by the Naval Sea Systems Command.[5]

A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships.[3]

Ships in Class

Bow number Ship name Acquired Commissioned Service Status
PG-370 BRP Jose Andrada 21 August 1990[6] August 1990[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-371 BRP Enrique Jurado 13 December 1990[6] 24 June 1991[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-372 BRP Alfredo Peckson 26 April 1991[6] 24 June 1991[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-374 BRP Simeon Castro 26 April 1991[6] 24 June 1991[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-375 BRP Carlos Albert 26 April 1991[6] January 1992[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-376 BRP Heracleo Alano 11 September 1991[6] January 1992[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-377 BRP Liberato Picar 9 October 1991[6] January 1992[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-378 BRP Hilario Ruiz 6 November 1991[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-379 BRP Rafael Pargas 1 February 1995[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-380 BRP Nestor Reinoso 1 February 1995[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-381 BRP Dioscoro Papa 25 April 1995[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-383 BRP Ismael Lomibao 1 February 1995[6] 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-384 BRP Leovigildo Gantioqui Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-385 BRP Federico Martir Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-386 BRP Filipino Flojo Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-387 BRP Anastacio Cacayorin Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-388 BRP Manuel Gomez Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-389 BRP Teotimo Figoracion Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-390 BRP Jose Loor Sr. 1997 1997 Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-392 BRP Juan Magluyan 1998 July 1998[2] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-393 BRP Florencio Inigo Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-395 BRP Felix Apolinaro Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active

Gallery

Footnotes

  1. All sources refer to the same engine, although with different horsepower rating.[2][3] But official specs from manufacturer indicates a 1,400 hp rating for each engine. [1]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 "Jose Andrada class". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Andrada (Halter 78) class Coastal Patrol Craft (24)
  5. "NASSCOM Unveils PN Vessel Tracking System (VTS)". Philippine Navy Naval Sea Systems Command. 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 Shipbuildinghistory.com Equitable Shipyards, New Orleans LA