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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 07:09:21 PM »
^@chief, well at least there is a good precedent in Goyo, she first came with furunos and then they later replaced them with kelvinhughes... but fwiw let's hope @docdemented's cellphone camera has horrible color resolution so we're all being deceived by the color scheme, hehe...

...speculatively Sharpeye model, and that I remembered such model also played a role in the specs on the bidding for JCPV upgrades.

don't forget the terma scanter-6k @chief, pasok din siya sa jcpv spec reqts...

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btt on ff17:

@docdemented -- since you saw her (ff17) in person, would you happen to remember the color of the front face of the antennas? was it a light/pale/white/gray color, or was it more a navy blue?

@SG99n1 -- yes the top pic you posted has the new rectangular profile SN36CF s-band antenna; the 2nd pic you posted is the old style XNxxAF x-band antenna with a teardrop side profile (the new style XNxxCF antenna has a oval side profile)...
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2016, 07:08:21 AM »
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@docdemented -- since you saw her (ff17) in person, would you happen to remember the color of the front face of the antennas? was it a light/pale/white/gray color, or was it more a navy blue?

It was hard to tell from where I was.  Then again, I spent all of about 5 minutes there to just drop by, take pictures, and then get going.

Someone on the FB honeypot took some pictures over the weekend of the ship from a cafe that was literally across the Alameda estuary from the ship itself.  He wasn't able to note the color either.

Weather is not supposed to be particularly good this week.......so we'll see when I have a chance to get over there again.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2016, 07:09:57 AM »
BTW, is there any word on the grapevine yet as to an exact departure date for the ship?

If I could, I would like to park my dumb a@# on the top deck of Fort Point and photograph the ship sailing under the Golden Gate, heading out to sea.

If I'm lucky enough.  :)

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2016, 09:41:04 PM »
The BRP Andres Bonifacio is set to depart Alameda on November 1.

Is there any way we can find out the exact departure time?

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=935861

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3rd Hamilton class cutter to leave for PHL on November 1

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) -- The Philippine Navy (PN)'s third Hamilton-class cutter, which is now known as the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is tentatively scheduled to sail homebound on November 1. (American time).

The ship and its Filipino crew is currently docked at the US Coast Guard Base in Alameda, California where they are undergoing on the various systems of the vessel.

This include damage control, gunnery training and emergency drills and evolution.

PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said the BRP Andres Bonifacio has a crew of 80 officers and enlisted personnel.

Lincuna said the ship is expected to be in the Philippines by second week of December.

"She will pass by Hawaii and Guam for refueling and provisioning (before heading to the Philippines)," he added.

The USCGC Boutwell was retired from US Coast Guard service last March 16 and handed to the PN last July 21 (American time).

She will be the third Hamilton class cutter in PN service after the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) which were acquired in 2011 and 2013, respectively. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2016, 07:57:50 PM »
Bon Voyage FF-17


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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2016, 10:45:20 PM »

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2016, 06:15:25 PM »
Per MarineTracker.com, BRP Andres Bonifacio docked in the Southeast Loch of Pearl Harbor around 1:15pm Hawaii time, November 15, 2016.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2016, 04:01:30 PM »
Photos of the BRP Andres Bonifacio at Pearl Harbor, courtesy of their official FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/BRPAndresBonifacioFF17/posts/333775353664768

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2016, 04:30:38 PM »
Philippine Navy frigate visits Pearl Harbor on transit to new home
From Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs
Posted November 16, 2016

http://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/110171

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF 17), the former U.S. Coast Guard cutter Boutwell, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 15 for a regularly scheduled port visit en route to the Philippines.

The ship and crew were greeted by Capt. Stanley Keeve Jr., the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) commanding officer upon arrival. During the port call, Bonifacio is scheduled to host a reception onboard and interact with their host ship USS Halsey (DDG 97).

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The ship and crew just completed a four month upgrade and training period with the U.S. Coast Guard in Alameda that included one-on-one training with Coast Guard sailors and formal training on the ship's systems.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2016, 10:06:18 PM »
Per MarineTracker.com, BRP Andres Bonifacio departed Pearl Harbor the morning of November 19, and is expected in Guam on November 30.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:4616104

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2016, 06:39:12 PM »
Note that the ship is still due for arrival in Guam on November 30, before proceeding to Manila.

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=944401

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BRP Andres Bonifacio to arrive on Dec. 8
By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Nov. 30 (PNA) -- The country's third Hamilton-class cutter, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is scheduled to arrive to the country on Dec. 8 at the Manila South Harbor.

This was confirmed by Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Roland Joseph Mercado in an interview with the PNA during the sidelights of the Department of National Defense's 77th founding anniversary Tuesday.

"She's a beautiful ship, so be there when she arrives," Mercado said.

BRP Andres Bonifacio is expected to boost the Navy's capability to conduct "territorial patrols" within the nation's exclusive economic zone.

"FF-17 is a significant addition to the Navy' inventory of ships in order to boost the conduct of territorial patrol missions within our EEZ," PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said.

BRP Andres Bonifacio, the sister ship of BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is now in Guam for a three-day visit.

The frigate departed the US Coast Base in Alameda, California Nov. 1 (American time) and made reprovisioning stops in San Diego, California; Hawaii and finally Guam before proceeding to the Philippines.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio is formerly the USCGC Boutwell which was retired from US Coast Guard service last March 16 and handed to the Philippine Navy last July 21. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2016, 01:03:50 AM »
    I wonder how is the training cycle of PN sailors with regards to crew rotation, especially PF-15 (it's been 4 years). From Red Justice posts from the old forum, there seems to be a lot of "homesteading" among ship's personnel. Also, I have not seen any press releases from NETC or type commands the establishment of inspection teams/ group that go around the force to inspect compliance with different programs (engineering, DC, safety, preventive maintenance, budget etc.). With newer assets and platforms (air component) coming in the horizon, culture has to change and adjust to ensure readiness. There should be ownership and accountability.   

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2016, 01:02:47 AM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&nid=1&rid=944525


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(Feature) Great Plebeian's namesake ship BRP Andres Bonifacio arrived in Guam on 153rd birthday anniversary of Filipino patriot
By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Nov. 30 (PNA) -- While her namesake patriot might not have visited Guam in his lifetime, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), the third Hamilton-class cutter of the Philippine Navy, did better as she arrived at the above-mentioned island at around 8 a.m. Wednesday, or on the hero's 153rd birth anniversary.

This was disclosed by PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview with the Philippine News Agency.

He said the ship will be staying in Guam for three days for reprovisioning and refuelling before making her voyage to the Philippines where she is expected to arrive at Manila's South Harbor on Dec. 8.

With her arrival, BRP Andres Bonifacio is expected to boost the Navy's capability to conduct "territorial patrols" within the nation's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

"FF-17 is a significant addition to the Navy's inventory of ships in order to boost the conduct of territorial patrol missions within our EEZ," Lincuna said.

Hamilton-class cutters have a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, a length of 378 feet, beam of 43 feet, and draft of 15 feet.

Its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines and two gas turbine engines, giving it a top speed of 29 knots and a crew of 80 officers and enlisted personnel.

The ship has cruising range of 14,000 miles and has a sea and loiter time of 45 days.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio is formerly the USCGC Boutwell which was retired from US Coast Guard service last March 16 and handed to the PN last July 21.

She is the second ship to bear the name of the Katipunan founder who was born on Nov. 30, 1863 and was executed on May 10, 1897 by pro-Aguinaldo factions in Maragondon, Cavite for the alleged crime of sedition and treason.

Bonifacio is also well noted in Philippine history for having lead the "Cry of Pugad Lawin" on Aug. 23, 1896 which officially started the Filipino Revolution in Luzon.

The first BRP Andres Bonifacio (PF-7) was commissioned by the PN on July 27, 1976 and decommissioned on Sept. 30, 1993.

The first BRP Andres Bonifacio was the lead ship of the Andres Bonifacio class frigates of the PN which consist of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-8), BRP Diego Silang (PF-9) and BRP Francisco Dagohoy (PF-10).

These ships, during their time, were the largest and most heavily-armed frigates of the PN.

The above-mentioned vessels weigh 2,800 tons with a full war load, have a length of 311 feet, a cruising speed of 18.2 knots and armed with one five-inch automatic cannon.

The latter weapon is the largest weapon ever mounted in a PN ship even with the arrival of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar class frigates.

These ships were formerly used by the US Navy as Barnegat-class small seaplane tenders.

These vessels were former naval vessels of the South Vietnamese Navy.

When South Vietnam collapsed in 1975, these four vessels fled to Subic Bay in the Philippines where they reverted to the control of their former operator, the United States, which then sold them to the PN at friendship prices.

These four ships formed the backbone of the Philippine Fleet and served loyally for 17 years until lack of spares and obsolescence prompted their decommissioning in 1993. (PNA)
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2016, 12:13:56 PM »
Arrival of BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF17) | DWDD - December 6, 2016
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The Arrival Ceremony to formally welcome the Philippine Navy’s third Weather High Endurance Cutter Barko ng Pilipinas (BRP) Andres Bonifacio (FF17) will be held on Dec. 9, 2016 9:00 AM at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila with Sec. Delfin N Lorenzana, the Secretary of National Defense as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

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Capt. Lued Lincuna, Navy spokesman, said a Navy islander would do a low pass as BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), coming from Guam, enters the San Bernardino Strait, a narrow waterway separating Luzon and Samar, Tuesday afternoon.

 
Before entering Corregidor, Lincuna said the cutter would be met by either FF-11 or FF-15, whichever is available.