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BRP Ivatan (LC-298)
« on: April 25, 2017, 03:42:11 PM »
On the 2nd of July 2015, Philippine Navy personnel arrived in Australia to take possession of two Balikpapan Class Landing Craft Heavy (LCH): HMAS Brunei and HMAS Tarakan. They were donated by the Australian government as part of an aid package promised in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Both ships were commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1973 and were subject to navigational upgrades before being turned over to the Philippines.
The former HMAS Brunei entered service with the Philippine Navy as the BRP Ivatan on July the 23rd, 2015.

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