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General Discussion => AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions => Topic started by: adroth on November 09, 2016, 07:56:15 PM

Title: ex-ROK LCU-78
Post by: adroth on November 09, 2016, 07:56:15 PM
On the 30th of May, 2015, a Mulkae class LCU from South Korea, that had been donated to the Philippines in June 2014, arrived at the Cavite Naval Yard where it was slated to be refurbished. The Mulkae — which translates to “fur seal” — is the South Korean version of the US LCU 1610, of which six were built from 1979 to 1981. The Mulkae donated to the Philippines, designated LCU 78, entered South Korean service in 1981. As of writing the ship’s Philippine designation remains unclear.



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Title: Re: ex-ROK LCU-78
Post by: spoon on November 17, 2016, 02:33:34 AM
How come I have a feeling that this hull will end up rusting floating by the pier like the rest of the old LSTs.  :'(
Title: Re: ex-ROK LCU-78
Post by: miggye on November 17, 2016, 03:03:32 AM
wasn't it declared Beyond Economical Repair late last year? i thought it was posted as such on Timawa?
Title: Re: ex-ROK LCU-78
Post by: firstknight on June 25, 2017, 11:07:05 PM
by way of shoulder tapped, "it took us time to transfer this vessel from ROK to PH... during said interval, ROK did not take care of her since it was technically owned already by PH... when it finally arrived here, the damage coz by elements was already extensive hence declared as BER"