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BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« on: October 19, 2016, 05:39:53 PM »
From: http://www.gutenberg.us/articles/uss_brattleboro_(pce(r)-852)

Commissioned in the US Navy as the USS PCER-852 in 1944, she was first assigned in the Atlantic theatre of operations engaged in patrolling and training. On 1 August 1944, PCER-852 stood out of Bermuda bound for Norfolk, Virginia with 26 prisoners of war—sailors from the German submarine U-505, captured in June by a “hunter-killer” group formed around escort carrier Guadalcanal (CVE-60).

Relocating to the Pacific theatre of operations, her duties included treatment of wounded sailors and soldiers, and ASW patrols during the invasion of the Philippines at Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf, and in the operations at Okinawa. During her six months in the war zone, her medical staff and crew handled over 1300 dead, critically wounded, and ships' survivors. After the war she was placed under the Atlantic Reserve Fleet but was not decommissioned.

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She was then transferred to the Republic of Vietnam on 11 July 1966. She served the Vietnamese Navy as Ngoc Hoi (HQ-12) up until her escape to the Philippines in 1975, together with other South Vietnamese Navy ships and their respective crew.

Early in 1946, however, she was converted into an experimental ship to test infrared equipment for the Bureau of Ships. She had her armament removed and the her hospital facilities converted to work spaces for test equipment. At that time, she was redesignated E-PCER-852. She completed the conversion in May 1946. In September 1947, the Bureau of Ships shifted the infrared test program to the Underwater Sound Laboratory at New London, Connecticut, and E-PCER-852 operated from that base.
For the next 18 years, the ship continued to do experimental work. By the early 1950s the nature of her test work expanded from infrared gear to include optical communications equipment, sonar apparatus, weather gear, and various other items of hardware. In addition to the Bureau of Ships, she did test work for both the Bureau of Ordnance and the Office of Naval Research. On 15 February 1956, the ship was named USS Brattleboro. She continued her experimental duties for nearly a decade after receiving her name. During that time, her zone of operations also expanded to include the coastal waters along the southeastern United States and thence into the West Indies. On 1 October 1965, Brattleboro was ordered to Philadelphia to begin inactivation. Decommissioned at Philadelphia and struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1965


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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 10:24:38 PM »


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CELEBES SEA (July 8, 2012) The Philippine navy coastal patrol craft BRP Salvador Abcede (PG 114), the corvette BRP Miguel Malvar (PS 19), the Philippine coast guard patrol boat PCG Pampanga (SARV 003), BRP IloIlo (PS 32) the U.S. Navy guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) are underway int eh Celebes Sea during the conclusion of the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.  Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 08:24:21 PM »
@2:02 - BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) seen providing escort to a PN LST.

Mischief Reef incident sometime in May 1995

Spratly Islands - China/Philippines 'Incident'
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 04:53:47 PM »
From Naval Force Northern Luzon's FB Post :

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The Naval Forces Northern Luzon conducted the third series of Naval Patrol Cruise covering sea waters off La Union to Babuyan Island Group from August 31 to September 3, 2017.

Said cruise was a sovereignty and maritime patrol aimed in preventing intrusions and illegal maritime activities in the sea waters of Northern Luzon.

The mission was undertaken by BRP Miguel Malvar (PS19) skippered by Cmdr. Welmer C. Base PN under the operational control of Naval Task Force 11 led by Cmdr. Archibald Dino C. Delfin PN(GSC).

Part of the patrol cruise is the civil military activities from the sea composed of medical, dental, feeding, gift giving, information drive, and other similar activities for the benefit of the local populace of Camiguin Island in Calayan.

Previous patrol cruise missions were undertaken by BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF16) and BRP Sulatan Kudarat (PS22) last March and April, respectively.









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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 08:29:32 PM »
PS-19 in the news!
from: https://www.rappler.com/nation/183206-vietnamese-fishermen-killed-west-philippine-sea-south-china-sea

2 Vietnamese fishermen killed in West PH Sea incident
(4th UPDATE) 5 other Vietnamese fishermen are arrested off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan


CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Two Vietnamese fishermen were killed while 5 others were arrested on Saturday, September 23, in an incident with the Philippine Navy in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Lieutenant Jose Covarrubias, spokesman of the Naval Forces Northern Luzon, said the bodies of the two Vietnamese nationals were found aboard a foreign fishing vessel that trespassed into Philippine waters to illegally fish inside the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

According to the police spot report, the incident happened at around 11:30 pm on Saturday. Some 49 members of the Philippine Navy were onboard BRP Miguel Malvar, about 34 nautical miles from the town of Bolinao in Pangasinan, when they saw 6 sets of lights, prompting them to respond.

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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 02:04:21 PM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 177-2017
Published: 12 September 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/sept2017a/1765-notice-to-mariners-number-177-2017

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0917-035

2. The Philippine Navy vessel PS19 will conduct test firing of its naval guns on dates and maritime areas indicated bounded by the following coordinates:

BOW   DATE   VICINITY   COORDINATES
PS19   25-26 SEP 17   21 NM SW OFF LUZON PT., MARIVELES, BATAAN   
PT. A – LAT       14° 19.000’ N

              LONG  120° 03.000’ E

PT. B –  LAT        14° 19.000’ N

              LONG  120° 13.200’ E

PT. C -  LAT       04° 09.000’ N

              LONG  120° 13.000’ E

PT. D – LAT       14° 09.900’ N

              LONG  120° 03.000’ E

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this       information is requested.

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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - ex USS Brattleboro (PCE(R)-852)
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 12:45:00 AM »
From the forum's FB extension: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1471029772982865/

Francis Karem Elazegui NeriFollow
October 29, 2012

STORY OF A PHILIPPINE NAVY VETERAN: It was the year 2000, BRP Miguel Malvar a Philippine Navy corvette was operating at Mayo Bay, Davao Oriental as part of the campaign against insurgents at Camp Abu Bakkar… An area around the bay was identified by navy Frogmen of the Naval Special Weapons Group (NSWG) as a refuge, arms supply center and observation post by rebels numbering between 100 to 200 armed men… The PS 19/ BRP Miguel Malvar was given the mission of providing naval gun fire support (NGFS) while PG 388/ BRP Manuel Gomez was to conduct a naval blockade monitoring for any enemy reinforcements or escapees during the operation…

Firing was to commence at the signal of the AFP ground forces, at 1700H the Army requested NGFS from the PN corvette at a given location… About two hours later the order to fire was given together with the army artillery batteries… The first two rounds were illumination rounds aid the Army spotters pinpoint the enemy locations… Followed by a 76mm high explosive (HE) round, after which corrections were made by the spotter… Three more HE rounds were unleashed until the firing was ordered stopped by Army troops due to the sudden heavy rains…

A few days later after detailed planning, and through efficient intelligence gathering which greatly aided in pin-pointing enemy positions… The target was Tacaquinay Point, determined to have a concentration of about 200 rebel stragglers… BRP Miguel Malvar once again unleashed its fury with numerous salvoes from its 76mm and 40mm guns… The bombardment which lasted for about one and a half hours was directed at the pinpointed location and were scattered to as wide as possible… The NGFS inflicted heavy casualties on the rebels which also badly affected their morale, it thought them a rare lesson of the devastating effect Philippine Naval firepower… After the bombardment Army Scout Rangers entered the area without opposition…

The commander of the BRP Miguel Malvar during this time was then CAPTAIN ARMANDO S RODRIGUEZ… His vessel of World War 2 vintage, is the lead ship of the General Miguel Malvar class of PN corvettes with a range of 6,600 nautical miles, speed of 16 knots and an armament of one 76mm, two 40mm and three 20mm cannons plus four 12.7mm heavy machineguns… (REFERENCE: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF HEROISM IN THE PHILIPPINE NAVY)