Author Topic: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-8) - ex USS Wachapreague (AGP-8) / USCGC McCulloch  (Read 486 times)


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Administrator's note: See also BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) - ex-USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715)



Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender:

Laid down, 1 February 1943, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.
Redesignated a Motor Torpedo Boat Tender, 11 May 1943
Launched, 10 July 1943
Commissioned, USS Wachapreague (AGP-8), 17 May 1944, LCDR. Harold A. Stewart, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Wachapreague was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

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Decommissioned, 10 May 1946, at Boston and transferred to the US Coast Guard
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Commissioned USCGC McCulloch (WAVP-386), 25 November 1946
Reclassified, High Endurance Cutter (WHEC-386), 1 May 1966
Decommissioned and transferred to South Vietnam, 21 June 1972, renamed RVNS Ngo Kuyen (HQ-17)
Custody assumed by Republic of the Philippines in April 1975
Commissioned into the Philippine Navy as BRP Gregorio de Pilar (PS-8)
Sold outright to the Republic of the Philippines, 5 April 1976
Decommissioned by the Philippine Navy in May 1985