Jose Andrada-class patrol craft
BRP Juan Magluyan (PG 392), a Jose Andrada class patrol boat.
|Builders:||Trinity-Equitable SY, New Orleans, USA & Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co., Batangas, Philippines|
|Type:||Patrol Boat (WPB)|
|Displacement:||56.4 tons full load|
|Length:||78 ft 10 in (24.03 m)|
|Beam:||20 ft 7 in (6.27 m) max|
|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)|
|Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)11 Navigation / Surface Search Radar|
In 1989, the Philippines placed an order of 4 fast patrol craft with Trinity-Equitable (formerly Halter-Marine Equitable) for USD9.4 million. 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. 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.
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".
The class was built to US 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 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. 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.
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. 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.
A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships.
Ships in Class
|Bow number||Ship name||Acquired||Commissioned||Service||Status|
|PG-370||BRP Jose Andrada||21 August 1990||August 1990||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-371||BRP Enrique Jurado||13 December 1990||24 June 1991||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-372||BRP Alfredo Peckson||26 April 1991||24 June 1991||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-374||BRP Simeon Castro||26 April 1991||24 June 1991||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-375||BRP Carlos Albert||26 April 1991||January 1992||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-376||BRP Heracleo Alano||11 September 1991||January 1992||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-377||BRP Liberato Picar||9 October 1991||January 1992||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-378||BRP Hilario Ruiz||6 November 1991||1 June 1995||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-379||BRP Rafael Pargas||1 February 1995||1 June 1995||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-380||BRP Nestor Reinoso||1 February 1995||1 June 1995||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-381||BRP Dioscoro Papa||25 April 1995||1 June 1995||Philippine Navy Assault Craft Force||Active|
|PG-383||BRP Ismael Lomibao||1 February 1995||1995||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||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|
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- Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.
- Wertheim, Eric: The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 15th Edition, page 553. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
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- "NASSCOM Unveils PN Vessel Tracking System (VTS)". Philippine Navy Naval Sea Systems Command. 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
- Shipbuildinghistory.com Equitable Shipyards, New Orleans LA