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RPS Negro Occidental (PS-29) - ex-PCE-884
« on: October 16, 2017, 12:28:19 AM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/02884.htm

PCE-881 Class Patrol Craft Escort:
Laid down 27 October 1944 by the Albina Engineering and Machine Works, Portland, OR
Launched 24 February 1944
Commissioned USS PCE-884, 30 March 1945
Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines in June 1948 and named RPS Negros Occidental (PS 29)

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Re: RPS Negro Occidental (PS-29) - ex-PCE-884
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 12:31:59 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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Re: RPS Negro Occidental (PS-29) - ex-PCE-884
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 09:23:56 PM »
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