BRP Jose Loor Sr. (PC-390)

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BRP Jose Loor Sr. (PC-390)
History
Philippines
Name: Jose Loor Sr.
Namesake: Jose Loor Sr. is one of the original officers of the Offshore Patrol of the Philippine Commonwealth government
Operator: Philippine Navy
Ordered: 1995[1]
Builder: Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co., Batangas, Philippines
Acquired: 1997
Commissioned: 1997
Reclassified: April 2016: From PG-390 to PC-390
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Jose Andrada class
Type: Coastal Patrol Craft
Displacement: 56.4 tons full load [2]
Length: 78 ft (24 m)[2][3]
Beam: 20 ft (6.1 m)[3]
Draft: 5.8 ft (1.8 m)[3]
Propulsion:
  • 2 × 1,400 bhp Detroit 16V-92TA Diesel Engines[1][N 1]
  • 2 × 35-kW Diesel generators[1]
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h) maximum [2][3]
Range: 1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) [2][3]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
4-meter rigid inflatable boat at aft[1]
Complement: 12[3]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)2 I-band Navigation / Surface Search Radar[1][3]
Armament:
  • 1 × Mk.38 Mod.0 Bushmaster 25 mm/75-cal. chain gun[1][3]
  • 4 × Mk.26 M2HB Browning 12.7 mm/50-cal. GP machine guns[1][3]
  • 2 × 7.62 mm M60 GP machine guns[1][3]

The BRP Jose Loor Sr. (PC-390) is the nineteenth ship of the Jose Andrada-class patrol craft coastal patrol craft of the Philippine Navy. She was commissioned in 1997,[2] and is currently in active service with the Littoral Combat Force, Philippine Fleet.

It was initially designated as Fast Patrol Craft, and was numbered "DF-390", but later on was re-designated as a Patrol Gunboat, and was finally re-numbered as "PG-390".[4] Another round of reclassification was made in April 2016, which re-designated the patrol gunboat as the coastal patrol craft "PC-390".


Technical Details[edit]

The ship was built to U.S. Coast Guard standards with aluminum hull and superstructure.[3] 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).

The ship 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.[1][5] Instead, she is armed with only 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 above the mast.[1]

As part of the first batch (PG-370 to PG-378), it is not equipped with Mk.38 Mod.0 M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun that her other sister ships carry.[3][1][5][N 2] It was planned to install either a stabilized or unstabilized M242 25 mm Bushmaster chain gun on her bow after some minor modifications,[3] but as of to date has not materialized.

She is 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.[1][2]

A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ All sources refer to the same engine, although with different horsepower rating.[1][3] But official specs from manufacturer indicates a 1,400 hp rating for each engine. [1]
  2. ^ Sources vary on weapons mount of this ship, with most indicating the presence of a Bushmaster 25mm chain gun on a Mk.38 mount.[3][1] Recent photos [2] does not show said weapon or mount, so are other ships from the first batch (PG-370 to PG-378)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Manokski's ORBAT @ Hueybravo. Jose Andrada class page
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
  4. ^ "Jose Andrada class". Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Andrada (Halter 78) class Coastal Patrol Craft (24)

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