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Title: BRP Manuel Gomez (PC-388)
Post by: adroth on May 12, 2017, 09:09:34 AM
From Combat Fleets of the World, 15th Edition

First four were ordered in 9-89 for $9.4M; the fifth was ordered in 4-90 and three more in 8-90. In 3-93 Halter received a $36.2M contract to build four more in the U.S., provide four kits to a yard in the Philippines, and assist in the construction three more in a Philippine yard; in 6-94 another 12 more ordered for $27.5M, with seven to be built by AG&P Shipyard in the Philippines. DF-379 and 380 were launched 29-4-95 by AG&P. The original goal was 35 total, but that curtailed for lack of funds. Were originally intended to operate in flotillas of seven, each attached to a larger patrol boat acting as leader.



171600H May 2015. After two (2) days in Sibutu island, the leaders of Tawi-Tawi (Congresswoman Ruby Maquiso Sahali, Gov Nurbert M Sahali, VGov Ahadja & party) were ferried back to Bongao, Tawi-tawi escorted by Fleet Marine Team, BRP MANUEL GOMEZ PG-388 & Tawi-Tawi PNP


Title: Re: BRP Manuel Gomez (PG-388)
Post by: adroth on July 23, 2017, 10:07:12 AM
At long last . . . a photo of PG-388
Title: Re: BRP Manuel Gomez (PC-388)
Post by: adroth on October 23, 2017, 03:52:51 AM
Published: 13 October 2017

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-1017-206.

2. The Philippine Navy vessels will conduct test firing of their naval guns on dates and maritime areas bounded with the following coordinates:

FF15     24-27 OCT 17     21 NM SW OFF CORREGIDOR ISLAND,
     PT A – LAT 14° 19.000’  N

        LONG 120° 03.000’ E

PT B – LAT 14° 10.000’  N

       LONG 120°13.200’ E

PT C – LAT 04° 09.000’  N

       LONG 120° 13.000’ E

 PT D – LAT 14° 09.000’  N

         LONG 120° 03.000’ E










     25-26 OCT 17     10 NM E OFF COMIRAN MATANAL PT.,
  PT A – LAT 06° 19.000’  N

         LONG 120° 03.000’ E

PT B – LAT 14° 10.000’  N

        LONG 120°13.200’ E

PT C – LAT 04° 09.000’  N

        LONG 120° 13.000’ E

PT D – LAT 14° 09.000’  N

        LONG 120° 03.000’ E

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.
Title: Re: BRP Manuel Gomez (PC-388)
Post by: adroth on October 29, 2017, 03:46:31 PM
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Francis Karem Elazegui NeriFollow
October 29, 2012

STORY OF A PHILIPPINE NAVY VETERAN: It was the year 2000, BRP Miguel Malvar a Philippine Navy corvette was operating at Mayo Bay, Davao Oriental as part of the campaign against insurgents at Camp Abu Bakkar… An area around the bay was identified by navy Frogmen of the Naval Special Weapons Group (NSWG) as a refuge, arms supply center and observation post by rebels numbering between 100 to 200 armed men… The PS 19/ BRP Miguel Malvar was given the mission of providing naval gun fire support (NGFS) while PG 388/ BRP Manuel Gomez was to conduct a naval blockade monitoring for any enemy reinforcements or escapees during the operation…

Firing was to commence at the signal of the AFP ground forces, at 1700H the Army requested NGFS from the PN corvette at a given location… About two hours later the order to fire was given together with the army artillery batteries… The first two rounds were illumination rounds aid the Army spotters pinpoint the enemy locations… Followed by a 76mm high explosive (HE) round, after which corrections were made by the spotter… Three more HE rounds were unleashed until the firing was ordered stopped by Army troops due to the sudden heavy rains…

A few days later after detailed planning, and through efficient intelligence gathering which greatly aided in pin-pointing enemy positions… The target was Tacaquinay Point, determined to have a concentration of about 200 rebel stragglers… BRP Miguel Malvar once again unleashed its fury with numerous salvoes from its 76mm and 40mm guns… The bombardment which lasted for about one and a half hours was directed at the pinpointed location and were scattered to as wide as possible… The NGFS inflicted heavy casualties on the rebels which also badly affected their morale, it thought them a rare lesson of the devastating effect Philippine Naval firepower… After the bombardment Army Scout Rangers entered the area without opposition…

The commander of the BRP Miguel Malvar during this time was then CAPTAIN ARMANDO S RODRIGUEZ… His vessel of World War 2 vintage, is the lead ship of the General Miguel Malvar class of PN corvettes with a range of 6,600 nautical miles, speed of 16 knots and an armament of one 76mm, two 40mm and three 20mm cannons plus four 12.7mm heavy machineguns… (REFERENCE: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF HEROISM IN THE PHILIPPINE NAVY)

Title: Re: BRP Manuel Gomez (PC-388)
Post by: adroth on March 06, 2019, 02:59:37 PM
PH Navy deploys 5 newly-repaired ships
March 6, 2019
By Priam Nepomuceno/PNA

MANILA — The Philippine Navy’s (PN) capability to patrol the country’s vast waters got a much needed boost with the deployment of five newly-repaired ships last March 4.

Captain Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesperson, said Wednesday the five vessels were sent off from the Capt. Moya Boat Landing, Naval Base Cavite, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The activities were headed by Philippine Fleet commander, Rear Admiral Danilo R. Rodelas, he added.

Deployed to various naval operating units were the BRP Manuel Gomez (PC-388), BRP Heracleo Alano (PC-376), BRP Tausug (LC-295), BRP Subanon (LC-291), and BRP Bacolod City (LS-550).

These ships were activated after completing dry-docking and other-related repairs at the Naval Shipyard in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City.

“The most honorable call and excellent service to the Navy is Sea Duty. I see many examples of valuable and brave sailors who, for me, prove that the soul, spirit and life of our Navy is indeed strong,” Rodelas said during the deployment ceremony.

Deployment plays a very crucial role in the Navy’s effective conduct of maritime patrol operations, internal security operations and logistics support missions aimed at better serving the Filipino people.