Author Topic: BRP Andres Bonifacio (PF-7) - ex USS Chincoteague (AVP-24) / USCGC Chincoteague  (Read 3909 times)

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Administrator's note: See also BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/4324.htm

Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender:
Laid down, 23 July 1941, at Lake Washington Shipyard, Houghton, WA.
Launched, 15 April 1942
Commissioned USS Chincoteague (AVP-24), 12 April 1943, CDR. Ira E. Hobbs in command

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Decommissioned, 21 December 1946, at Beaumont, TX.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group
Transferred on loaned to the US Coast Guard, 7 March 1949 and commissioned USCGC Chincoteague (WAVP-375)
Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WHEC-375), 1 May 1966
Permanently transferred to the US Coast Guard, 26 September 1966
Decommissioned in June 1972
Returned to US Naval custody and transferred to South Vietnam, 21 June 1972, renamed RVNS Ly Thuong Kiet (HQ-16)
Taken over by the Republic of the Philippines in April 1975, renamed RPS Andres Bonifacto (PF-7)
Sold outright to the Republic of the Philippines, 5 April 1976
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Decommissioned by the Philippine Navy in June 1985


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Leader of a Failed Coup Attempt Escapes Detention in Philippines
By SETH MYDANS, Special to the New York Times
Published: April 2, 1988

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/02/world/leader-of-a-failed-coup-attempt-escapes-detention-in-philippines.html#h[]

MANILA, Saturday, April 2 The leader of a nearly successful coup attempt last August escaped early today from a naval ship where he had been held since his capture last December, the Philippine military announced.

A senior military officer said the coup leader, former Col. Gregorio Honasan, and his 13-man guard escort fled aboard two rubber boats at about 2:30 A.M.

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Mr. Honasan, 39 years old, had been isolated from the press since his capture, and charges were being prepared against him in preparation for a court-martial, according to an officer involved in the case.

He said Mr. Honasan had apparently convinced his entire guard escort, led by a lieutenant, to join him.

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Bribery Suspected

The commander of the naval vessel, the RPS Andres Bonifacio, has been relieved of his command, Colonel Florendo said. ''It is believed that bribery was a factor,'' he added.

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From: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6489158

A port quarter view of the Philippine tank landing ship RPS SAMAR DEL NORTE (LT-510), the former USS NASEMOND COUNTY (LST-1064), forward of the NORTE is the Philippine auxiliary fleet flagship RPS ANDRES BONIFACIO (PS-7), the former seaplane tender USS CHINCOTEAGUE (AVP-24). Opposite the BONIFACIO is the mast of a U.S. Navy Perry class guided missile frigate. Beyond that is the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9). The naval base is still recovering from the damage done by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in March