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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 24, 2008) The Republic of Philippines amphibious ship BRP Bacolod City (LC 550) works closely with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during navy bilateral training as part of Balikatan 2008. During the Balikatan 2008 humanitarian assistance and training activities, military service members from the United States and the government of the Republic of the Philippines are working together to improve maritime security and ensure humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts are efficient and effective. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ty Swartz (Released)
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Re: BRP Bacolod City (LCC-550) - Frank Besson class Logistical Support Vessel
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Re: BRP Bacolod City (LCC-550) - Frank Besson class Logistical Support Vessel
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 04:06:33 PM »
Photos shared by various Timawans over the years. Photo credit to the owners.






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Re: BRP Bacolod City (LCC-550) - Frank Besson class Logistical Support Vessel
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Photos shared by Timawans in years past. Note the airconditioners


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Re: BRP Bacolod City (LCC-550) - Frank Besson class Logistical Support Vessel
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 04:10:08 PM »
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Re: BRP Bacolod City (LCC-550) - Frank Besson class Logistical Support Vessel
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PH Navy deploys 5 newly-repaired ships
March 6, 2019
By Priam Nepomuceno/PNA

https://ptvnews.ph/ph-navy-deploys-5-newly-repaired-ships/?fbclid=IwAR3mIwfcb2Y6usvv-5nsJqhkL_wqVe4ZSG9Y8HbFS4hltV_qlHgX6bPL1h0

MANILA — The Philippine Navy’s (PN) capability to patrol the country’s vast waters got a much needed boost with the deployment of five newly-repaired ships last March 4.

Captain Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesperson, said Wednesday the five vessels were sent off from the Capt. Moya Boat Landing, Naval Base Cavite, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The activities were headed by Philippine Fleet commander, Rear Admiral Danilo R. Rodelas, he added.

Deployed to various naval operating units were the BRP Manuel Gomez (PC-388), BRP Heracleo Alano (PC-376), BRP Tausug (LC-295), BRP Subanon (LC-291), and BRP Bacolod City (LS-550).

These ships were activated after completing dry-docking and other-related repairs at the Naval Shipyard in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City.

“The most honorable call and excellent service to the Navy is Sea Duty. I see many examples of valuable and brave sailors who, for me, prove that the soul, spirit and life of our Navy is indeed strong,” Rodelas said during the deployment ceremony.

Deployment plays a very crucial role in the Navy’s effective conduct of maritime patrol operations, internal security operations and logistics support missions aimed at better serving the Filipino people.

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Re: BRP Bacolod City (LS-550) - Frank Besson class Logistical Support Vessel
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 10:22:54 AM »
BRP Bacolod City celebrates today Silver Year of Service to our Maritime Nation

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3919578031401079&id=231970423495210

BRP Bacolod City (LC550), a Logistic Support Vessel (LSV) of the Philippine Navy was made as medium to upgrade the transport capability of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in support to military operations and develop economic trust of the government.

BRP Bacolod City was born and launched on April 01, 1993, in which four Officers and 26 Enlisted Personnel sailing crew brought her from Mississippi and arrived to the Philippines of the same year over a 54-day voyage. She was named in recognition of the economic progress attained by Bacolod City and was commissioned in the Philippine Navy (PN) on December 03, 1993 under the Service Force now named Sealift Amphibious Force (SAF).

Her first skipper was then Lt. Cdr. Paterno E Labiano followed by 33 outstanding commanding officers. Currently, she is now skippered by Cdr. Elvira R Gonzalez along with eight Officers and 56 Enlisted Personnel as her ship’s crew.

Flexing her might in her early years in the service, she attained outstanding performance and numerous accomplishments. She was a recipient of Kahusayan “K” award for having been selected as PN Service Ship of the Year 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.

Over the years, she had accomplished various missions in different areas like: Territorial Defense, Security and Stability Operations through the conduct of Marine Patrols, Joint Military Exercises, and Rotations and Re-provisions of security personnel in the island detachments in Kalayaan Group of Island, West Philippine Sea; Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations during onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban last 2013; and in Force Level Command, control and support operations to ensure readiness in all missions such as her designation as an alternate Presidential Ship during former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Tubbataha Reef’s visit.

With its great contribution to our maritime nation, BRP Bacolod City was given plaque of merit for having been adjudged as service ship of the year in 2010, plaque of recognition for being the transport ship of the year in 2016. This year she was given plaque of appreciation for its successful conduct of various sealift operations under operational control of Fleet-Marine Ready Force which immensely contributed to the accomplishment of the command’s mission.

Continue to sail high within territorial waters and safeguard our sea. Sustain and maintain the conduct of Sealift Amphibious missions for the service to our maritime nation. Bon voyage, fair winds and following seas. Happy Silver Anniversary!







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