BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB-116)

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BRP Nicolas Mahusay
South Korea
Name: PKM-???
Builder: Korea Tacoma Shipyard, Chinhae, South Korea
Launched: 1970s
Fate: transferred to Philippine Navy in 1998 as spare parts hulk
Name: BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB-116)
Operator: Philippine Navy
Acquired: 1998
Commissioned: 2 July 1998[1][2][3]
Reclassified: April 2016, from PG-116 to PB-116
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Tomas Batilo class (Chamsuri Wildcat PKM class)
Type: Fast Attack Craft
Displacement: 148 tons full load[4][5]
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[1]
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h) max
Range: 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) at 20 knots
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
Complement: 31
Sensors and
processing systems:
Koden Electronics MDC 1500 series navigation and surface search radar[1]
  • 1 × Bofors 40 mm naval gun
  • 2 × Oerlikon 20mm guns
  • 4 × 50-caliber Machine Guns

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.[6] 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.[1][2]

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.[2][1]

The ship received the Philippine Navy Plaque of Merit on 2009, being adjudged as the patrol gunboat of the year.[7]

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).

Technical Details[edit]

The ship was originally powered by 2 MTU MD 16V 538 TB90 diesel engines with total output of 6,000 horsepower.[4] From 2007, Propmech was contracted to replace the old engines with new Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines with a total output of 6,300 horsepower.[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Batillo (Sea Dolphin/PKM 200 'Chamsuri') class Small Patrol Craft (7)
  2. ^ a b c PG Tomas Batillo Class.
  3. ^ Naval Technology Chamsuri Class/Patrol Killer Medium Craft
  4. ^ a b Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
  5. ^ Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 552-553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  6. ^ "PKM 200 Sea Dolphin (Wild Cat) class patrol boats". Jane's. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  7. ^ Philippine Navy website Navy Pays Tribute to the Ideals of Excellence[permanent dead link]

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