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BRP Jose Andrada (PC-370)
« on: May 11, 2017, 04:30:10 AM »
From Combat Fleets of the World, 15th Edition

First four were ordered in 9-89 for $9.4M; the fifth was ordered in 4-90 and three more in 8-90. In 3-93 Halter received a $36.2M contract to build four more in the U.S., provide four kits to a yard in the Philippines, and assist in the construction three more in a Philippine yard; in 6-94 another 12 more ordered for $27.5M, with seven to be built by AG&P Shipyard in the Philippines. DF-379 and 380 were launched 29-4-95 by AG&P. The original goal was 35 total, but that curtailed for lack of funds. Were originally intended to operate in flotillas of seven, each attached to a larger patrol boat acting as leader.

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About Jose V Andrada

Q-Boats: Heroes of the Off-Shore Patrol
Alcaraz, Ramon, Sea Classics

https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-340682641/q-boats-heroes-of-the-off-shore-patrol

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The Philippine Army with the Constabulary as a nucleus was formed, with different branches of services like infantry, artillery, etc., of the US Army, a sea-going branch called Off-Shore Patrol (OSP) and an Air Corps as branches of service.

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The OSP was a part of National Defense Act approved on 21 December 1935 and, on 11 January 1936, the guidelines were denned by Executive Order No. 11 as follows:

"The Off-Shore Patrol shall comprise all marine equipment and personnel acquired by the Philippine Government and assigned either in peace or war to the control of the Chief of Staff (PA). It shall have such duties and powers as may be described by the Chief of Staff, PA."

On 15 April 1938, when construction of two MTBs for the OSP was started by Thornycroft, Maj. Rafael Ramos, a Philippine Nautical School (PNS) graduate known to Quezon, was appointed as first OSP Chief to start recruiting OSP personnel. Brigadier General Vicente Lim, G-1, HPA furnished him a list of Annapolis and PNS PA officers to select from but he was unable to do anything because Rep. Manuel Roxas recommended to Pres. Quezon that his province mate, Capt. Jose V. Andrada, USNA 1930, was better qualified. And so Capt. Andrada relieved Maj. Ramos as OSP Chief who was sent to the US QM School to study.

Captain Andrada announced his volunteer recruiting program and began interviewing interested individuals personally. By the end of 1938, Lt. Alfredo Peckson, USNA 1933, Lt. Marcelo Castillo, USNA 1938, PCA graduates Lieutenants Nestor Reinoso 1934, Alberto Navarette 1935, Simeon Castro 1935, Juan Maglayan 1937, Alfonso Palencia 1938, Santiago Nuval 1938, Emilio Liwanag 1938 and nine officers and 25 enlisted men had joined the OSP. Training on seamanship, navigation and gunnery were conducted with the USNA graduates as instructors at OSP Hq., Muelle del Codo, Port Area, Manila. The first class graduated on 9 February 1939, and Capt. Andrada marked it as the birthday of the OSP and since then, as far as I know, our anniversary is celebrated every 9 February, until somebody during the Martial Law years of Marcos tampered with the event.

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BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370) with BRP Felix Apolinario (PG-395) at the port of Surigao










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Re: BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370)
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Re: BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370)
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 04:35:00 AM »
im not sure if this service boat is with PG-370 or PG-395 since the 2 boats are alongside when i took this pix years ago...

but the story is this: the service boat is the initiative of the CO of the mother boat... which makes us think that one can really innovate if he wants to...




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Re: BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370)
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Re: BRP Jose Andrada (PC-370)
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 12:16:37 PM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 023-2017
Published: 17 February 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/february-2017/1480-notice-to-mariners-number-023-2017

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

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite F30-0217-011.

2. The Philippine Navy Mobile Training Evaluation Team will conduct annual ORE and GUNNEX on 06 to 13 March 2017 bounded by the following coordinates:

PB 340/PB 343     14 Nautical Mile SouthWest Off Malapingan Point Burias Island, Masbate     07 March 2017     Point A    Lat 12 43 min 00 North
                Long 122 55 min 00 East
            Point B   Lat 12 43 min 00 North
                Long 123 00 min 00 East
            Point C   Lat 12 38 min 00 North
                Long 123 00 min 00 East
            Point D   Lat 12 38 min 00 North
                Long 122 55 min 00 East

PC 370     9 Nautical Mile West Off Guindungan Point Burias Island, Masbate     09 March 2017     Point A   Lat 13 00 min 00 North
                Long 122 43 min 00 East
            Point B   Lat 13 00 min 00 North
                Long 122 48 min 00 East
            Point C   Lat 12 56 min 00 North
                Long 122 48 min 00 East
            Point D   Lat 12 56 min 00 North
                Long 122 43 min 00 East

PB 323/ PB 320     7.5 Nautical Mile SouthWest Off Hornos Point Mariveles, Bataan     12 March 2017     Point A   Lat 14 18 mins 00 North

                Long 120 25 mins 00 East
            Point B   Lat 14 18 mins 00 North
                Long 120 20 mins 00 East
            Point C   Lat 14 13 mins 00 North
                Long 120 25 mins 00 East
            Point D   Lat 14 13 mins 00 North
                Long 120 20 mins 00 East

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 MARINERS NUMBER 2012-2017
Published: 19 October 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/2017oct/1818-notice-to-mariners-number-2012-2017

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

1.   Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-1017-115.

2.  The Philippine Navy vessels vessel PC370  will conduct test firing of their naval gunson 27 October 2017 at vicinity 8 nautical mile southwest off Malapingan Point, Claveria, Masbate bounded with the following coordinates:

Point A   Latitude 12 45.17 N   Longitude 123 06.10 E
Point B   Latitude 12 45.17 N   Longitude 123 08.19 E
Point C   Latitude 12 48.08 N   Longitude 123 08.19 E
Point D   Latitude 12 43.08 N   Longitude 123 06.10 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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