BRP Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo (PG-140)

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Name: Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
Namesake: General Emilio Aguinaldo (1869–1964), was a Filipino revolutionary general and the 1st President of the Philippines
Operator: Philippine Navy
Builder: Cavite Naval Ship Yard[1]
Launched: 23 June 1984
Commissioned: 21 November 1990
Decommissioned: 2016
Homeport: Naval Base Cavite
Fate: Awaiting disposal
Status: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class and type: Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo class
Type: Large Patrol Boat
Tonnage: 215 tons
Displacement: 279 tons full load[2]
Length: 144.4 ft (44.0 m)[2]
Beam: 20.4 ft (6.2 m)[2]
Draft: 5.3 ft (1.6 m)[2]
Installed power: 2,040 bhp (1,520 kW)[1]
Propulsion:
  • 4 × GM Detroit Diesel 12V92 TA Diesel engines[1]
  • 4 × propellers
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h) sustained,[1][2] 25 knots (46 km/h) maximum[3]
Range: 1,100 nmi (2,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)[1][2]
Crew: 6 officers, 52 enlisted[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-64(V)2[4]
Armament:

The BRP Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was the lead ship of the Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo-class patrol vessel of the Philippine Navy. This ship, along with her only sistership BRP Gen. Antonio Luna (PG-141), were one of the last that were made in the Cavite Naval Ship Yard. The original plan called for 6 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo class vessels to be built, but this number was not reached.[5]

The ship was decommissioned sometime in mid-2016 as its hull was found to be in poor shape and deteriorated faster than expected.[6]

Technical details[edit]

The ship's basic hull design was based on the Japanese-designed Tirad Pass SAR vessel, and the superstructure was adopted from the German-designed Kagitingan class. The class's design was found to be overloaded and underpowered [1] and due to this, there were no more plans to build all the ships originally planned.

The present weapon systems of the ship are composed of manually operated gun platforms, some guns which are from World War II origin. They are composed of two Mk.3 Bofors 40 mm 60-cal single-mount guns acting as the ship's primary weapon, together with two 20 mm Oerlikon single-mount anti-aircraft guns and four 12.7 mm general purpose machine guns.[1]

The ship is powered by four GM Detroit Diesel 12V92 TA diesel engines with a combined power of around 2,800 bhp (2,100 kW) driving four propellers. The main engines can propel the 279-ton (full load) ship at a maximum speed of around 25 knots (46 km/h). It has a maximum range of 1,100 nautical miles (2,040 km) at a speed of 18 knots (33 km/h).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 552. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hazegray World Navies Today World Navies Today.
  3. ^ DLSU NROTC Website Naming and Code Designation of PN Ships Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Harpoon Database PG 140 Emilio Aguinaldo
  5. ^ Opus224's Unofficial Philippine Defense Page Philippine Naval Force Recognition Guide Archived 2010-06-11 at the Wayback Machine..
  6. ^ "UNANNOUNCED AND UPCOMING SHIP RETIREMENTS WITH THE PHILIPPINE NAVY - BRP ILOILO, BRP HENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO AND BRP RAJAH HUMABON". MaxDefense Philippines. 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 

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