Author Topic: Other Cannon Class ships in the PN  (Read 974 times)

adroth

  • Administrator
  • Boffin
  • *****
  • Posts: 6424
    • View Profile
    • The ADROTH Project
Other Cannon Class ships in the PN
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:24:18 AM »
All in all, there were five Cannon class ships that were turned over to the Philippine Navy. Of the five only the following were actually given names and made operational:

Datu Kalantiaw (RPS 76)
Datu Sikatuna (PF-5)
Rajah Humabon (PF-11)

Two other Cannons were acquired, but were simply used as a source of spares.

USS Muir (DE-770)

From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/770.htm

1 June 1943: Keel laid by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Fla.
4 June 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Witten H. McConnochie, sister of the late Lieutenant (jg.) Muir
30 August 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Theodore A. O’Gorman, USNR, in command
September 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
2 February 1956: Transferred (MAP) to South Korea at the Boston Naval Shipyard, renamed ROKS Kyong Ki (F-71) (stricken 28 December 1977, to Philippines for cannibalization)
15 November 1974: Stricken from the NVR

From: http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/escorts/de770.txt

Kenneth Hart Muir, born 25 July 1916 in Brooklyn, N.Y., enlisted in the Naval Reserve 23 September 1940 to serve as apprentice seaman until he was appointed midshipman 14 February 1941.  He died in action as officer in charge of the U.S. Armed Guard on board liberty ship SS NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, sunk in the Caribbean 7 November 1942 by U-508. 

Although severely wounded, he “ordered the three men near him to leap clear... and then rushed back to help more... to escape.  He was still urging his gunners over the side when the ship went down.”  For his outstanding courage and unselfish devotion to his men, Lieutenant (j.g.) Muir was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy Cross.


===== ~~~ =====

USS Sutton (DE-771)

From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/771.htm

23 August 1943: Keel laid by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Fla.
6 August 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Shelton B. Sutton, Sr.
22 December 1944: Commissioned, Lt. T. W. Nazro in command
19 March 1948: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
2 February 1956: Transferred (Grant Aid) to South Korea, renamed ROKS Kang Won (F-72) (stricken 28 December 1977, to Philippines for cannibalization)
15 November 1974: Stricken from the NVR

=====

Photo c/o 40niner

During the transfer in Boston in 1956 to Rep of Korea navy. Photo from ROKorea MND Flickr account




Red Justice

  • Timawan
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
    • View Profile
Re: Other Cannon Class ships in the PN
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 08:18:03 AM »
BRP Datu Sikatuna (PF-5) and BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-6) where commissioned in 1980, their 1st CO was Capt. Carlito Cunanan (future RADM and PN FOIC) and Cdr. Vicente Escala.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 02:25:47 PM by Red Justice »