Jose Andrada-class patrol craft

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BRP Juan Magluyan PG-392.jpg
BRP Juan Magluyan (PG 392), a Jose Andrada class patrol boat.
Class overview
Builders: Trinity-Equitable SY, New Orleans, USA & Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co., Batangas, Philippines
Operators:  Philippine Navy
Built: 1989-2000
In commission: 1990-present
Planned: 35[1]
Completed: 22[1]
Cancelled: 13[1]
Active: 22[1]
General characteristics
Type: Patrol Boat (WPB)
Displacement: 56.4 tons full load
Length: 78 ft 10 in (24.03 m)[2]
Beam: 20 ft 7 in (6.27 m) max[2]
Draft: 5.8 ft (1.8 m)[2]
Propulsion:
  • 2 × 1,400 bhp Detroit 16V-92TA Diesel Engines[3][N 1]
  • 2 × 35-kW Diesel generators[3]
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h) maximum
Range: 1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 12[2]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)11 Navigation / Surface Search Radar
Armament:
  • 1 × Mk.38 Mod.0 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun (PG-379 to PG-395)
  • 4 × Mk.26 M2HB Browning 12.7 mm/50-cal. GP machine guns
  • 2 × M60 7.62 mm/30-cal. GP machine guns
Aircraft carried: none
Aviation facilities: none

The Jose Andrada class is a ship class of twenty-two coastal patrol boats currently in service with the Philippine Navy.[1]

History[edit]

In 1989, the Philippines placed an order of 4 fast patrol craft with Trinity-Equitable (formerly Halter-Marine Equitable) for USD9.4 million.[1] The first of the four vessels, arrived on August 20, 1990, was named BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370). The lead ship of the class was named after Jose Andrada, who was one of the original officers of the Offshore Patrol of the Philippine Commonwealth government.[1] In April 1990, the Philippines ordered an additional ship and 3 more ships in August 1990. In March 1993, eleven more vessels were ordered. A total of 22 ships were acquired by the Philippines by 1999.[1]

It was initially designated as Fast Patrol Craft, and was classified with a hull initial "DF", but later on was re-designated as a Patrol Gunboat, and was finally re-designated as "PG".[1]

Technical Details[edit]

The class was built to US Coast Guard standards with aluminum hull and superstructure.[2] 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).[3]

The ship class was 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.[3][4] Instead, the class are armed with one 25mm Bushmaster chain gun on Mk.38 Mod.0 mount on second and later batches (PG-379 to PG-395), 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 abaft the mast.[3]

For the first batch of boats (PG-370 to PG-378), the Mk.38 Mod.0 M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun is not available.[2][3][4]

All are 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.[3] Like all other Philippine Navy ships, the entire class was installed with the Philippine Navy Vessel Tracking System (VTS) by the Naval Sea Systems Command.[5]

A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships.[3]

Ships in Class[edit]

Bow number Ship name Acquired Commissioned Service Status
PG-370 BRP Jose Andrada 21 August 1990[6] August 1990[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-371 BRP Enrique Jurado 13 December 1990[6] 24 June 1991[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-372 BRP Alfredo Peckson 26 April 1991[6] 24 June 1991[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-374 BRP Simeon Castro 26 April 1991[6] 24 June 1991[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-375 BRP Carlos Albert 26 April 1991[6] January 1992[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-376 BRP Heracleo Alano 11 September 1991[6] January 1992[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-377 BRP Liberato Picar 9 October 1991[6] January 1992[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-378 BRP Hilario Ruiz 6 November 1991[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-379 BRP Rafael Pargas 1 February 1995[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-380 BRP Nestor Reinoso 1 February 1995[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-381 BRP Dioscoro Papa 25 April 1995[6] 1 June 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-383 BRP Ismael Lomibao 1 February 1995[6] 1995[1] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-384 BRP Leovigildo Gantioqui Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-385 BRP Federico Martir Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-386 BRP Filipino Flojo Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-387 BRP Anastacio Cacayorin Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-388 BRP Manuel Gomez Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-389 BRP Teotimo Figoracion Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-390 BRP Jose Loor Sr. 1997 1997 Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-392 BRP Juan Magluyan 1998 July 1998[2] Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-393 BRP Florencio Inigo Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active
PG-395 BRP Felix Apolinaro Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force Active

Gallery[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ All sources refer to the same engine, although with different horsepower rating.[2][3] But official specs from manufacturer indicates a 1,400 hp rating for each engine. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Jose Andrada class". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  4. ^ a b AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Andrada (Halter 78) class Coastal Patrol Craft (24)
  5. ^ "NASSCOM Unveils PN Vessel Tracking System (VTS)". Philippine Navy Naval Sea Systems Command. 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Shipbuildinghistory.com Equitable Shipyards, New Orleans LA