BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB-116)
BRP Nicolas Mahusay
|Builder:||Korea Tacoma Shipyard, Chinhae, South Korea|
|Fate:||transferred to Philippine Navy in 1998 as spare parts hulk|
|Name:||BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB-116)|
|Commissioned:||2 July 1998|
|Reclassified:||April 2016, from PG-116 to PB-116|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Tomas Batilo class (Chamsuri Wildcat PKM class)|
|Type:||Fast Attack Craft|
|Displacement:||148 tons full load|
|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|
|Speed:||33 knots (61 km/h) max|
|Range:||600 nautical miles (1,100 km) at 20 knots|
|Boats & landing |
|1 × Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat|
|Sensors and |
|Koden Electronics MDC 1500 series navigation and surface search radar|
BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB-116) is a Tomas Batilo class fast attack craft of the Philippine Navy. It was transferred by the South Korean government in 1998. It was initially acquired as a spare parts hulk, but the need for additional ships led to its commissioning with the Philippine Navy on 2 July 1998.
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 rigid hull inflatable boat. The upgrades were completed in 2008.
The ship received the Philippine Navy Plaque of Merit on 2009, being adjudged as the patrol gunboat of the year.
In April 2016, in line with the Philippine Navy Standard Operating Procedures #08, the boat was reclassified as the patrol boat BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB-116).
The ship was originally powered by 2 MTU MD 16V 538 TB90 diesel engines with total output of 6,000 horsepower. From 2007, Propmech was contracted to replace the old engines with new Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines with a total output of 6,300 horsepower.
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.
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