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BRP Simeon Castro (PC-374)
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:29:12 PM »
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 Simeon Castro

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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Re: BRP Simeon Castro (PG-374)
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 04:02:01 PM »







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Re: BRP Simeon Castro (PG-374)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 08:28:38 PM »
Philippine Navy's BRP Simeon Castro (PG-374) Patrols Palawan and Nearby Islands
Hukbong Sandatahan Ng Pilipinas
Published on Apr 22, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_WFC11f4k

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Re: BRP Simeon Castro (PG-374)
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 08:48:32 PM »
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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Re: BRP Simeon Castro (PG-374)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 01:46:40 PM »

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Re: BRP Simeon Castro (PC-374)
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 06:54:03 PM »
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Re: BRP Simeon Castro (PC-374)
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 09:07:21 PM »
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