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RPS Ifugao (R44) - ex-US ATR-96
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Re: RPS Ifugao (R44) - ex-US ATR-96
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 05:03:11 AM »
Post by Cdr Mark R Condeno

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FIRST FORMER ROYAL NAVY VESSEL of the Philippine Navy.

RPS/BRP Ifugao (AQ-44) an ATR1/Favourite Class Tugboat (Ex-HMS Emphatic W-154) of the Philippine Navy commissioned into service on 02 July 1948 and decommissioned in 1979.

She was built in the United States and transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend lease, commissioned into the RN in January 44, participated in the Normandy Landings. She was returned to the United States Navy in 1946 and later becoming one of the first ships of the Philippines as her naval force was reactivated post war.

Apart from her usual duties as a Tug, she also ferries dignitaries and was utilized by then Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal in visiting far flung islands of the archipelago during the 60's.

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