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BRP Cebu (PS-28) - ex USN PCE-881
« on: October 19, 2016, 04:02:40 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/02881.htm

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:
Laid down 11 August 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, OR
Launched 10 November 1943
Commissioned USS PCE-881, 31 July 1944
Transferred to the Philippines in July 1948 and named RPS Cebu (PS 28)

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Re: BRP Cebu (PS-28) - ex USN PCE-881
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 01:07:53 AM »
PHILIPPINE NAVY HISTORY: FIRST PHILIPPINE NAVY ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW) OPERATIONS...

It was first days of November 1952, it was the height of the HUK Campaign wherein relentless reports were provided to authorities on the sightings of unknown submarines in the Polilio Island Area in Lamon Bay Quezon Province...

On 12 November, the ships of the 1st PATROL CRAFT ESCORT (PCE) Division under LTSG Dioscoro Papa PN aboard RPS PANGASINAN (PS-31) comprising RPS SAMAR (PS33) commanded by LTSG Domingo Villamater PN and RPS CEBU (PS28) under LTSG Alfredo Peralta PN positioned themselves at their designated patrol areas in Casiguran Bay (PS31), in San Miguel Bay (PS28) and in Lamon Bay (PS33)... On 13 November 1952 PS33 detected on its radar two converging vessels... In order to intercept, RPS SAMAR positioned herself in the middle but lost contact with the other craft- (a 100 foot Submarine) at the range of 2,000 yards, in a few minutes they were able to regain sonar contact and released depth charges though no explosions were heard, sonar contact was again made the following day 0530H wherein the intruder conducted evasive maneuvers and headed for deeper waters, depth charges were again released with the last one around 0610H which resulted to explosions...

SAMAR's ASW-TRR was looked into by the US Navy at Subic Bay and JUSMAG and was determined that the depth charge was dropped at beam aspect and could have damage the submarine... This episode in Philippine Naval History marked the first ASW operation conducted by the Philippine Navy with the end result for about 6 years no Submarine sightings were reported... Then Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay lauded the skippers of the three warships in preventing the resupply of ammunition to the HUK rebels... This milestone marked the essence of CONTROL OF THE SEA which is a valuable factor in any conflict, as most submarine surfacing or sighting reports of those days were in the Celebes Sea, Sulu Sea, Sibutu, Palawan, Lamon Bay, Dirige Bay and in the Ilocos area...
The ships utilized in the operation were transferred from the USN to PN in May 1948: RPS SAMAR was scrapped in 1960, while BRP Pangasinan and BRP Cebu are still in active service... All ships belong to the Miguel Malvar Corvette Class whose namesake is named after the famous Batangueno General of the Philippine Revolution... (Source: PN 1898-1998 by the late COMMODORE Dodds Giagonia and thanks to COMMANDER Mark Cendeno of the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy Historian)..





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Re: BRP Cebu (PS-28) - ex USN PCE-881
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 02:15:32 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10156249008442956

Calumpang, General Santos City – BRP Cebu (PS28) held a Change of Command Ceremony of LCDR Arnold D Valida PN, Outgoing Commanding Officer and LCDR Leo Amor A Vidal PN, Incoming Commanding Officer of PS28, January 31, 2019


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Re: BRP Cebu (PS-28) - ex USN PCE-881
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 09:30:20 AM »
Welcoming BRP Cebu after Four Years

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3556660001026219&id=231970423495210&__tn__=H-R

Sangley Point, Cavite City- Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Cebu PS28 arrive here today at Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Cavite, August 16 after 4 years and 7 months in the operational area.

Accordingly, BRP Cebu is scheduled to undergo drydocking and other related repairs to further enhance its operability and maintain its sea readiness.

The Offshore Combat Force held an arrival ceremony for BRP Cebu with the Deputy Commander of Philippine Fleet Commodore Wilfredo F Burgonio Jr as speaker.

Commo. Burgonio led the welcome handshakes and congratulates the Officers and Men of BRP Cebu for missions they have successfully undertaken.

"Your tasks will not end here. This is just another beginning of our plans ahead. May you remain vigilant and steadfast as you face new endeavors. May you also continue the enthusiasm and dedication that you have shown in the Naval service and in the service to the Filipino people and our country." Commo. Burgonio said.

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Re: BRP Cebu (PS-28) - ex USN PCE-881
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 12:43:42 PM »
Philippine Navy's oldest fighting ship retires

https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10156817789462956

Sangley Point, Cavite City – The oldest fighting ship of the Philippine Navy (PN), BRP Cebu (PS28), has retired from the naval service in a decommissioning ceremony held at Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Cavite here on Tuesday, October 1.

PS28 rendered 71 years of credible service to the PN and our maritime nation.

BRP Cebu was a patrol ship of the Philippine Navy originally built as USS PCE-881, a warship for the United States Navy during World War II. It was transferred to the PN in July 1948 and renamed as RPS CEBU (E-28) after the Philippine province of the same name. BRP Cebu, along with other World War II-ERA ships of the PN, was considered as among the oldest active fighting ships in the world today.

Its notable accomplishment was the conduct of search and rescue operations to the MV Princess of the Stars of Sulpicio Lines, which capsized off the coast of San Fernando, Romblon at the height of typhoon Frank on June 22, 2008.

The commander of Philippine Fleet, Rear Adm. Giovanni Carlo J. Bacordo presided the ceremony. In his remarks, Rear Admiral Bacordo expressed sadness in “her decommissioning, but we are happy because of her decommissioning we will be able to accommodate newer platforms for the Philippine Navy.” He concluded by underscoring the importance of resting older ships in our inventory to give way for new platforms as the PN continues pursuing modernization.


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