Author Topic: BRP Quezon (PS-70) - ex HMS Exploit [BAM-24] / ex-USS Vigilance (AM-324)  (Read 4230 times)

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02324.htm

Laid down 28 November 1942 for the Royal Navy as HMS Exploit (BAM 24) by the Associated Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA
Renamed and reclassified Vigilance (AM 324), 23 January 1943
Launched 5 April 1943
Commissioned 28 February 1944
Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1946
Decommissioned 30 January 1947
Placed in reserve 16 April 1947
Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-324, 7 February 1955
Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
Transferred to the Philippines 19 August 1967 and renamed RPS Quezon (PS 70)

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Re: BRP Quezon (PS-70) - ex HMS Exploit [BAM-24] / ex-USS Vigilance (AM-324)
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 11:45:13 AM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 158-2017
Published: 17 August 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/august-2017/1739-notice-to-mariners-number-158-2017

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

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0817-101

2. The following Philippine Navy vessel will conduct test firing of tabheir naval guns on dates and maritime areas indicated as follows:

BOW NR     DATE     VICINITY     COORDINATES
     DATE           
FF15
PS70
PS74
AS71
PC374
     03-06 Sep 17     Plan A: 11 NM E OFF COMIRAN ISLAND, BALABAC, PALAWAN
Plan B: 29 NM NW OFF LONG PT., ANEPAHAN, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN
     Plan A

PT. A – LAT       08° 05.00’ N     LONG  117° 35.00’ E
PT. B – LAT        08° 05.00’ N     LONG  117° 35.00’ E
PT. C - LAT       07° 55.00’ N     LONG  117° 35.00’ E
PT. D – LAT       07° 55.00’ N     LONG  117° 25.00’ E

Plan B

PT. A – LAT       10° 10.00’ N     LONG  117° 50.00’ E
PT. B – LAT        10° 10.00’ N     LONG  118° 00.00’ E
PT. C - LAT       10° 00.00’ N     LONG  118° 00.00’ E
PT. D – LAT       10° 00.00’ N     LONG  117° 50.00’ E
                 
                 
PC375
PC389
     08-09 Sep 17     15 NM SE OFF LINAPACAN ISL. LINAPACAN, PALAWAN     PT. A – LAT       11° 05.00’ N     LONG  119° 55.00’ E
PT. B – LAT        11° 05.00’ N     LONG  120° 05.00’ E
PT. C - LAT       10° 55.00’ N     LONG  120° 05.00’ E
PT. D – LAT       10° 55.00’ N     LONG  119° 55.00’ 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.


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NOTICE TO ALL MARINERS NUMBER 108-2019
Parent Category: NOTAM    Published: 25 April 2019

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam2019a/april-2019/3240-notice-to-all-mariners-number-108-2019

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

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0419-025 dated 24 April 2019.

2. Philippine Navy vessel PS70 will conduct test firing of naval guns at vicinity 15.6 nautical miles southwestern off Guat point, Mariveles, Bataan as scheduled at areas bounded by the following coordinates:


16 May 2019

15.6 nautical miles southwestern off Guat point, Mariveles, Bataan

PT A –   LAT 14°25.50’ N

LONG 120°20.00’ E

PT B –   LAT 14°25.50’ N

LONG 120°05.20’ E

PT C –   LAT 14°10.80’ N

LONG 120°05.20’ E

PT D –   LAT 14°10.80’ N

LONG 120°20.00’ E

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PH Navy’s newest missile capable frigate arrives in the Philippines

https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157529670232956

The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable warship, which will be christened BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) once it is commissioned to service, finally arrived in Subic, Zambales today, May 23 after its five day maiden voyage from Ulsan, South Korea.

Upon reaching the Philippine waters early morning of May 21, FF150 exchanged signals and communications through radio with BRP Quezon (PS70) that is currently deployed in Mavulis Island, Batanes.

On early morning of May 22, the Naval Forces Northern Luzon welcomed FF150 by rendering a meeting procedure with its first patrol boat division composed of three patrol boats at the vicinity of Bolinao, Pangasinan. Later in the afternoon, BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) with one Augusta Westland (AW) 109 helicopter and C-90 Fixed Wing Aircraft conducted a meeting procedure with FF150 along the vicinity of Sta. Cruz, Zambales. It was then escorted by PS17 to its designated anchorage area.

Earlier today, frigate Jose Rizal was accorded the traditional passing honors with PS17 and three multipurpose assault crafts (MPACs). The momentous event was captured during the fly-by of two naval helicopters – the anti-submarine helicopter, AW159 and AW109.

The Commander, Offshore Combat Force, Commodore Karl Decapia who presided the arrival of FF150 indicated that this signals the realization of a modern navy that is capable of imposing the Navy's territorial defense mandate. This frigate is capable of fighting the four dimensions of warfare. He then thanked Philippine leadership for standing behind the PN modernization in pursuit of a credible and modern navy.

In a separate statement, the Philippine Fleet commander, Rear Adm. Loumer Bernabe greeted all the officers and men of FF150, PN Frigate Owners representatives and the support team from Republic of Korea, saying, “We are one with the Filipino people in expressing our profound gratitude in bringing pride and honor to the Philippine Navy and the AFP".

"Our countrymen expect nothing less than the selfless and honorable service that we in the Fleet have sworn to uphold and protect. I enjoin everyone to sustain the momentum that you have gained and continue to aspire for competence and excellence", he added.

While at anchor, the sailing crew will undergo two-week quarantine in adherence to the strict health protocols being implemented by the Philippine government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Technical Inspection and Acceptance of the frigate shall commence after the quarantine period. A simple arrival and commissioning ceremony is poised to be conducted on June 19 coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the ship’s namesake.

The arrival of FF150 in the country is yet another major leap toward the fulfillment of the PN’s thrust of having modern platforms and systems which provide opportunities for its personnel to develop modern mindsets and propel the whole organization into becoming a multi-capable naval force responsive to our maritime nation’s defense and development.

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https://www.facebook.com/Bulldog.434.Cliffhanger/posts/10222188544963544

PHILIPPINE NAVY IN ACTION PHOTOS: As part of the celebration of the 4th Philippine Rise Anniversary, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, GENERAL FELIMON T SANTOS JR led the send- off of the Philippine Navy corvette BRP Quezon (PS-70) last 10 June 2020 in Santa Ana, Cagayan to patrol the eastern waters of Luzon.







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Looks like the PN gave up trying to maintain the two twin 40mm mounts on the stern and replaced them with the simpler single 40mm per side.