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BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) - ex HMS Starling
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:07:45 AM »
From: http://web.archive.org/web/20070929111728/http://www.btinternet.com/~warship/Postwar/Patrol/peacock.htm

Peacock Class Offshore Patrol Vessels

The five Peacock Class Offshore Patrol Vessels were ordered in 1981 to replace the ageing converted Ton Class Minesweepers as Hong Kong Patrol vessels. Built by Hall Russell in Aberdeen they were not unlike the Castle Class in design, although smaller, faster and better armed. They marked a significant improvement in capability over the vessels they replaced, being capable of operating in the Far East, outside local Hong Kong waters.

Three quarters of the construction coasts were paid for by the Hong Kong government. Upon completion, Peacock and Plover sailed from Portsmouth in autumn 1984 and reached the colony in late November. They were followed joined by Swallow, Swift and Starling and were based at HMS Tamar,

The class was designed specifically for patrol duties in Hong Kong waters. As well as ‘flying the flag’ and providing a constant naval presence in region, they could undertake a number of different roles including Seamanship, Navigation and Gunnery training and Search-and-Rescue duties for which they had facilities to carry divers (including a decompression chamber) and equipment to recover vessels and aircraft. They also worked with the Marine Department of the Hong Kong Police and with Customs & Excise in order to prevent the constant flow of illegal immigrants, narcotics and electronic equipment into the Colony.

With a displacement of 652 tons, the Peacock Class measured 62.2 metres in length, 10 metres in beam and 2.72 metres in draught. Powered by two Crossley Pielstick diesels they had a speed of over 25 knots. The Peacock Class were the first warships fitted with the single 76mm Oto Melera Gun and they were also armed with four General Purpose Machine Guns and two rocket launchers amidships. For anti-smuggling and Search-and-Rescue operations they carried two Avon Searider SR5M craft and a small detachment of Royal Marines. Complement consisted of 6 officers and 38 ratings, of which half were usually recruited from the local Hong Kong Chinese population. For work in tropical climates they were fully air conditioned and capable of remaining at sea during Typhoons.

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Re: BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37)
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 12:11:42 PM »
From: http://dnd.gov.ph/transparency/procurement/DND_BAC/2016/ITB/ITB%20for%20JCPV%20Phase%202%20Marine%20Engineering%20Upgrade%20(PS-37)%20Project%202.pdf





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080224-N-4010S-038
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 24, 2008) The Republic of Philippines Tatlong Bayany-class corvette BRP Armenio Ricarte (PS 37) worked closely with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during navy bilateral training as part of Balikatan 2008. During the Balikatan 2008 humanitarian assistance and training activities, military service members from the United States and the government of the Republic of the Philippines are working together to improve maritime security and ensure humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts are efficient and effective. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz (Released)
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Re: BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) - ex HMS Starling
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 12:58:48 AM »
The video below shows the arrival of Royal Navy ship HMS Starling (P241) in the Philippines prior to its decommissioning on 30 June 1997.

Video by Associated Press via YouTube (Published on Jul 21, 2015)
Source: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/31ff7ef2468310703d4eb4f51e8d0f70

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Re: BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) - ex HMS Starling
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 07:15:05 PM »
2004

CARAT Exercise Series Concludes with Closing of Philippines Phase | U.S. Navy - 05 August 2004
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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- The 2004 edition of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series ended Aug. 4 with the closing ceremony of the Philippines phase.

CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises held annually throughout Southeast Asia that began in 1995 by combining a number of existing exercises to be conducted sequentially by a single U.S. Navy task group.

The CARAT Task Group ships arrived in the Philippines July 27 for the final phase of the CARAT series.

CARAT Philippines included numerous milestones, including the presence of two of the most advanced platforms in the world - the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85). The destroyers were key during at-sea tactical evolutions.

Nearly 1,200 Philippine Navy and Coast Guard personnel, along with the five Philippine Navy ships and two aircraft are participating. The ships include BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS 37), BRP General Mariano Alvarez (PS 38), BRP Lanao del Norte (LC 504), BRP Hilario Ruiz (PG 378) and BRP Alberto Navarette (PG 394).

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2005
<Dry dock, JCPV Phase 1 - Weapons System Upgrade>

AFP Modernization Program - Annual Accomplishment Report 2005 | via Adroth.ph
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Completed Projects
For the year 2005, eight major projects with a total project cost of P1,689,386,000.00 under this component have been completed. These eight projects are (1)...
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8 - Jacinto Class Patrol Vessel (JCPV) Generators for the Philippine Navy.

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Projects under Implementation
Eight other projects with a total project cost of P1,965.364 million are being implemented as of 2005. These are (1)..
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(7) JCPV Weapons System Upgrade
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Similarly, the Jacinto Class Patrol Vessel (JCPV) Weapon System Upgrade is being undertaken through government-to-government contract with the United Kingdom. The project has been awarded to QinetiQ Limited of the UK. The upgrade would enable the three vessels to perform effectively a greater number and variety of missions. With the contract approved by the SND on 24 June 2003, the vessels are dry-docked at Keppel Shipyard in Batangas where 97% of spare parts have been delivered as of 21 December 2005. Estimated date of completion for all three vessels is on March 2006.
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2006

Curtis Wilbur Kicks Off Balikatan | U.S. Navy - 28 February 2006
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SIBUYAN SEA (NNS) -- A maritime interception operations (MIO) training event kicked off Exercise Balikatan '06, a combined exercise between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines, Feb. 17.

Twenty-three Filipino sailors from the frigates BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS 37) and BRP Rizal (PS 74) came aboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and joined their counterparts for training on visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) tactics and procedures. The training is vital to both navies and is integral to fighting the global war on terrorism.

Balikatan '06 is the 22nd annual exercise in the series and the exercise title itself means, "shouldering the load together." Its aim is to further develop the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in crisis action planning, enhancing its ability to effectively conduct counter-terrorism operations, and promote interoperability between the two navies. The exercise also emphasizes the cooperation and execution of humanitarian and civic assistance. MIO and VBSS were new additions to this year's exercise.

"With the Philippine Navy Sailors we got the chance to train with, they quickly mastered the skills we taught them. Our guys showed them the techniques we use to do a boarding, but in the end, the actual practice boarding between the two teams was seamless."

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2007

RP-Malaysia joint naval exercise underway | The Philippine Star - 11 April 2007
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The Philippines and Malaysia began yesterday their joint annual naval exercises in waters considered a key conduit for al-Qaeda-linked militants, human traffickers and arms smugglers, officials said.

The 10-day exercises, involving six navy ships and about 300 personnel, would allow the navies of the two Southeast Asian countries to communicate faster and jointly catch pirates, suspected terrorists and other outlaws, Philippine Navy Capt. Orwen Cortez said at a press briefing.

The joint naval exercise is dubbed MALPHI-LAUT 10-07. MALPHI is short for Malaysia and Philippines, while laut is a Malay word for sea.

The war games will involve three Malaysian missile corvettes KD Kedah, KD Laksamana Tan Pusmah, and KD Yu. The Philippine Navy BRP Quezon, BRP Artemio Ricarte and BRP Bienvenido Salting are also taking part in the exercise.

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First CARAT Exercise Phase Concludes in Philippines | U.S. Navy - 12 June 2007
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MANILA, Philippines (NNS) -- The first phase of the 13th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series ended June 8 with a festive ceremony in the multi-purpose hall at Philippine Navy Headquarters in Manila.

"Together through nine days of exercises ashore and afloat, and projects benefiting the communities and people of the Philippines, we have reaffirmed the close bond and friendship our two countries share," said Collins, commander of Destroyer Squadron 1 and Task Group 73.5. "One of the goals for this year's CARAT, as stated by Adm. (William) Burke during our opening ceremony in Zamboanga, was to build upon the relationship our armed forces have developed since World War II. Well, I have seen that relationship continue to grow firsthand."

CARAT allowed the U.S. and Philippine armed forces the opportunity to enhance practical skills in several tactical areas, including maritime interdiction and surveillance, search and seizure exercises, a mock amphibious raid, force protection, and diving and salvage operations. This combined effort extended to civic-action projects undertaken by the two nations in CARAT's first visit to Mindanao, where the exercise began May 31.

Philippine assets included the Philippine Navy patrol ships BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS 37), BRP General Mariano Alvarez (PS 38) and BRP Quezon (PS 70), the Philippine Coast Guard vessel BRP San Juan (SAR 001), and four BN-2 Islander patrol aircraft flown by the Philippine Navy and Coast Guard.
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Re: BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) - ex HMS Starling
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 05:48:06 AM »
2008

Balikatan 2008


080224-N-4010S-038
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 24, 2008) The Republic of Philippines Tatlong Bayany-class corvette BRP Armenio Ricarte (PS 37) worked closely with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during navy bilateral training as part of Balikatan 2008. During the Balikatan 2008 humanitarian assistance and training activities, military service members from the United States and the government of the Republic of the Philippines are working together to improve maritime security and ensure humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts are efficient and effective. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz (Released)

CARAT 2008

080531-N-2296G-009 OFF THE ISLAND OF PALAWAN, Philippines (May 31)—Silhouetted by a Pacific sunset, Philippines navy ship BRP Artemio Ricarte (P3-37) maintains course with other Philippines and U.S. Navy ships during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. The joint task force worked together on maritime security exercises, rescue drills, and other at-sea evolutions during the Philippines’ phase of CARAT. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dave Gordon (Released)

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2009

Balikatan 2009

SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009) The Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy patrol boat BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS 37) maneuvers into position in a formation exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during exercise Balikatan 2009. Artemio Ricarte is participating in Balikatan 2009, an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, as well as subject matter experts from Philippine civil defense agencies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez/Released)