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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2017, 09:49:29 PM »
Recent memory goes far back as the BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) in 1994, the second Bacolod Class.  Originally christen as 'Cagayan de Oro', but was renamed such.  FVR was from Pangasinan.

Also another related note is that of Gen Mariano Alvarez (PS-38) in 2004 when GMA was the sitting President.

This is not unique to PN, as USN and other navies, name their ships with related political connotations and and sometimes 'correctness'.
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2017, 12:50:35 AM »
It is actually a stroke of genius, as much as it feels like sucking up to the current boss. Ensures somewhat that the Navy remains in the good graces of the current President.

If the Navy could start a ship program with names of Congressmen/women, I have no doubt we would be on a ship-building drive to rival some of our neighbors right now. :)

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2017, 01:20:01 AM »
Possibly home provinces of past presidents if additional orders will be delivered during President Dutertes term (Thats if they will still do the naming convention to the PH President's home province ).



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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 09:09:13 PM »
From: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=418221555190726&set=gm.1245939262158585&type=3&theater



From: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212774345303544&set=p.10212774345303544&type=3&theater


I'm curious if her well deck can accommodate an LCAC for a possible interoperability exercise with our Allies. Though as per info from Agus their own version can accommodate up to four Combat Boat.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2017, 11:29:39 PM »
thats really massive its almost you can put another ship inside.



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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2017, 01:42:58 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=973112

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100 crew members of PN's 2nd SSV now undergoing training

MANILA, March 20 (PNA) -- Around 100 enlisted personnel and officers are now undergoing training on the various systems of the country's second strategic sealift vessel (SSV), the BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), which is now nearing completion at the shipyard of contractor PT PAL (Persero) in Surabaya, Indonesia.

These naval military personnel are now being trained shipboard training to ensure that they are capable of sailing the ship home by second week of May, Philippine Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said in an interview with the PNA Monday.

"About 100 of the ship's crew are now undergoing their shipboard and depot level maintenance training," he added.

After these exercises, Lincuna said the Filipino crew will then subject BRP Davao Del Sur to a series of machinery and equipment to ensure she is capable of putting out to sea.

"After all those checks, she will be subjected to a series of dock trials, sea trials and endurance run (to determine her seaworthiness)," he added.

As of this posting, the BRP Davao Del Sur is 98 percent completed.

The BRP Davao Del Sur was launched last Sept. 29. She is the sister ship of the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), currently the largest Filipino warship in commissioned.

BRP Tarlac was commissioned during short ceremonies at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor last June 1.

She arrived in the Philippines last May 14 after a five-day journey from PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya which started on May 9.

BRP Davao Del Sur is also a Makassar-class landing platform dock like her sister ship BRP Tarlac.

Its delivery to the Philippines, is tentatively scheduled this coming May, will complete the two-unit SSV procurement project with an approved budget contract of PHP4 billion sourced from the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund.

Just like the BRP Tarlac, the PN's latest SSV will serve as a floating command-and-control ship especially in the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response and will also serve as a military sealift and transport vessel.

The ship has an overall length of 120 meters,breadth of 21 meters, draft of five meters and can carry a payload of 2,800 tons.

She has a cruising speed of 13 knots and maximum speed of 16 knots and a minimum operating range of 7,500 nautical miles.

BRP Davao Del Sur can carry 500 troops, two rigid-hull inflatable boats, two landing craft units and three helicopters. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2017, 12:58:27 PM »
Export of SSV warship to Philippines to continue: PT PAL
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http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/110254/export-of-ssv-warship-to-philippines-to-continue-pt-pal

Surabanya, East Java (ANTARA News) - The export of the "Strategic Sealift Vessel" (SSV) warship to the Philippines will continue, Public Relations Chief of PT PAL shipbuilding company Bayu Wicaksono remarked here on Saturday.

He said the second phase of delivery of the SSV warship to the Philippines will be made in mid-April of 2017, although PT PAL President Director Muhammad Firmansyah Arifin had earlier been named as a suspect in a corruption case by the Corruption Eradication Commission.

Wicaksono explained that the delivery will be done, as the company is committed to meeting the deadline set in accordance with the preliminary agreement.

According to Wicaksono, timely construction and delivery will become an added value offered by PT PAL Indonesia to the country, which has ordered the warships.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2017, 09:13:42 PM »

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur: Countdown to delivery
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2017, 11:01:05 AM »
BRP Davao Del Sur, PH Navy's latest ship, arrives in Manila

(UPDATED) The BRP Davao Del Sur is the second Strategic Sealift Vessel of the Philippine Navy. It is a versatile ship that can serve as a one-stop operations center at sea.
Rappler.com
Published 10:14 AM, May 07, 2017
Updated 10:42 PM, May 08, 2017

http://www.rappler.com/nation/169111-preview-brp-davao-del-sur-philippine-navy

BIGGEST SHIP. File photo of former President Benigno Aquino III christening the landing dock vessel BRP Tarlac during the Philippine Navy 118th Anniversary Celebration on June 1, 2016. Malacañang Photo

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippine Navy's second brand new landing dock vessel, the BRP Davao Del Sur, arrived at the South Harbor on Monday, May 8.

"After almost 4 days of voyage, Davao Del Sur has anchored at [the South Harbor in Manila]," said Navy spokesperson Lued Lincuna.

"She will undergo customs, immigration, quarantine and security (CIQS) procedures,"

The welcome ceremony for BRP Davao Del Sur is scheduled on Wednesday, May 10. Separate commissioning rites is expected to immediately follow.

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