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BRP Datu Marikudo (PS-23) - ex-PCE(R)-853
« on: October 16, 2017, 12:23:58 AM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/02853.htm

PCE(R)-848 Class Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue):

Originally planned as PCE-853 but reclassified PCE(R)-853 in June 1943
Laid down 16 November 1943 by Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Illinois
Launched, 18 March 1944
Commissioned USS PCE(R)-853, 15 June 1944 at New Orleans, LA
Decommissioned in October 1945 at Green Cove, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Placed in service in July 1947 as a Naval Reserve training ship assigned to the 4th Naval District (Philadelphia)
Recommissioned, 28 November 1950
Named Amherst 15 February 1956
Decommissioned, 6 February 1970
Struck from the Navy Register 3 June 1970, transferred to South Vietnam and renamed Van Kiep II (HQ 14)
Escaped to the Philippines in 1975 after fall of South Vietnam and renamed BRP Datu Marikudo (PS 23)

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/121104102.jpg

Photo c/o Edison Sy

October 2007
Cavite City, Philippines
Romblon (PG 63), ex-PGM-41 inboard of Agusan (PG 61), ex-PGM-39. Datu Marikudo is in the background

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Re: BRP Datu Marikudo (PS-23) - ex-PCE(R)-853
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 12:32:19 AM »
Vintage Navy ships taken off the shelf
By: Victor Reyes

Malaya, Friday, December 10, 2010

http://navytoday.blogspot.com/2010/12/vintage-navy-ships-taken-off-shelf.html

THE Navy yesterday decommissioned three vintage ships.

It is coordinating with the donors of the two patrol ships and a patrol gunboat prior to selling these as scrap metal.

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"If we needed spares, we just goet them from these (now decommissioned ships)," said Capt. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, Navy spokesman.

"They are beyond economic repair. It will entail a lot of cost if they are going to be revived so we preferred to remove them from the inventory of the Philippine Navy," said Bacordo.

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He said the two patrol ships, PS 29 or BRP Negros Occidental and PS 23 or BRP Datu Marikudo, were donated by the US after the World War II and are 67 years old.

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