BRP Tomas Batillo (PG-110)

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History
South Korea
Name: PKM 225
Fate: transferred to Philippine Navy in August 1995.
History
Philippines
Name: Tomas Batilo
Namesake: Tomas Batilo was a Philippine Army officer who served during the Korean War with the Philippine Expeditionary Forces To Korea (PEFTOK)
Operator: Philippine Navy
Acquired: August 1995[1]
Commissioned: 22 May 1996
Decommissioned: 8 January 2003
Status: Decommissioned and sold as scrap [2]
General characteristics
Type: Patrol Craft
Displacement: 113 tons
Speed: 38 knots (70 km/h) max

BRP Tomas Batilo (PG-110) is the lead ship of Tomas Batilo class patrol craft of the Philippine Navy. It is part of the first batch transferred by the South Korean government on 15 June 1995, and arrived in the Philippines in August 1995.[1] It was commissioned with the Philippine Navy on 22 May 1996.[1]

It was salvaged in a joint operation between Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One Company 1-4 out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor and Philippine Navy Divers. The salvage took just over 18 hours of bottom-time diving, and a total of six days to complete the project. The vessel was built at the Korean Tacoma Shipyard.[2]

Technical Details[edit]

The vessel has a displacement of 170 tons fully loaded, a length overall of length is 121.4 feet (37.0 m), and a top speed of 38 knots (70 km/h; 44 mph). Its range is 50 miles (80 km) at 32 knots or 1,000 miles (1,600 km) at 20 knots. The craft is armed with a 1-twin 30mm Emerson Electric gun mount, a Bofors 40mm/60, and either 2 Oerlikon 20mm(twin mount) or 2 20mm General Electric Sea Vulcan Gatling Guns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PG Tomas Batilo Class". GlobalSecurity.org. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b Sealift MSC August 2009 Safeguard salvages Filipino patrol boat Archived 6 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine.