BRP Jose Loor Sr. (PC-390)
BRP Jose Loor Sr. (PC-390)
|Name:||Jose Loor Sr.|
|Namesake:||Jose Loor Sr. is one of the original officers of the Offshore Patrol of the Philippine Commonwealth government|
|Builder:||Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co., Batangas, Philippines|
|Reclassified:||April 2016: From PG-390 to PC-390|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Jose Andrada class|
|Type:||Coastal Patrol Craft|
|Displacement:||56.4 tons full load |
|Length:||78 ft (24 m)|
|Beam:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Draft:||5.8 ft (1.8 m)|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h) maximum |
|Range:||1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) |
|Boats & landing |
|4-meter rigid inflatable boat at aft|
|Sensors and |
|Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)2 I-band Navigation / Surface Search Radar|
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, 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". Another round of reclassification was made in April 2016, which re-designated the patrol gunboat as the coastal patrol craft "PC-390".
The ship was built to U.S. Coast Guard standards with aluminum hull and superstructure. 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. 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.
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.[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, but as of to date has not materialized.
A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships.
- All sources refer to the same engine, although with different horsepower rating. But official specs from manufacturer indicates a 1,400 hp rating for each engine. 
- Sources vary on weapons mount of this ship, with most indicating the presence of a Bushmaster 25mm chain gun on a Mk.38 mount. Recent photos  does not show said weapon or mount, so are other ships from the first batch (PG-370 to PG-378)
- Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
- Manokski's ORBAT @ Hueybravo. Jose Andrada class page
- Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
- "Jose Andrada class". Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Andrada (Halter 78) class Coastal Patrol Craft (24)