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BRP Diego Silang (PF-9) - ex-USS Bering Strait (AVP-34)
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:59:39 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/4334.htm

Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender:

Laid down, 7 June 1943, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.
Launched, 15 January 1944
Commissioned, USS Bering Strait (AVP-34), 19 July 1944, CDR. Walter Deans Innis USN, in command

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Decommissioned, 21 June 1946, at NAS Alameda, Alameda, CA.
Transferred on loan to the US Coast Guard, 14 September 1948
Commissioned USCGC Bering Strait (WAVP-382), 14 September 1948
Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WHEC-382), 1 May 1966
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 September 1966
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard, and transferred to South Vietnam, 1 January 1971, renamed RVNS Tran Quang Khia (HQ-2)
Custody assumed by the Republic of the Philippines
Sold outright to the Republic of the Philippines, 5 April 1976
Commissioned into the Philippine Navy in April 1976, as BRP Diego Silang (PF-9)
Decommissioned by Philippine Navy in June 1985

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Re: BRP Diego Silang (PF-9) - ex-USS Bering Strait (AVP-34)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 07:03:49 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/09433427.jpg

RVNS Tran Quang Khia (HQ 02) under way in 1971, location unknown. Official South Vietnamese Navy photo.