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BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« on: September 24, 2016, 08:52:11 PM »
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 09:42:10 PM »
FB page for the BRP Andres Bonifacio.  Page gets regularly update with the progress of the crew's training in Alameda.

https://www.facebook.com/BRPAndresBonifacioFF17/?hc_ref=SEARCH

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BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) - ex USCGC Boutwell [WHEC-719]
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 11:27:04 PM »
Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy
Jul 21st, 2016 · Comments Off on Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy

http://coastguardnews.com/former-coast-guard-cutter-boutwell-delivered-to-the-philippine-navy/2016/07/21/

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Alameda authorized the transfer of a third decommissioned Coast Guard cutter to the Philippine Navy as part of the Excess Defense Articles program.

Rear Adm. Joseph M. Vojvodich, the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer, the presiding official, and Rear Adm. Bayani Gaerlan, Commander Philippine Fleet, both signed the transfer documents that officially released the Coast Guard cutter to the Philippine government.

The former San-Diego based Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was christened into Philippine frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio prior to the ceremonial crew swap.

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US Coast Guard ship turned over to PH in Alameda, Calif.
By: Jun Nucum
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INQUIRER.net US Bureau
02:04 AM July 30th, 2016

ALAMEDA, California — A third ship decommissioned by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) was turned over July 21 to the Philippine Navy at the Coast Guard Island here, the third ship delivered in five years through the excess defense article (EDA) program of the United States Armed Forces.

United States Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell (also known as high endurance cutter WHEC 719) was formally decommissioned by USCG officials on March 2016 in San Diego, California “after 48 years of distinguished service to the United States Coast Guard entered the fleet in 1968 … and (is now) transferred to the Philippine Navy,” according to Rear Admiral Joseph M. Vojvodich, the Coast Guard’s assistant commandant for acquisition and chief acquisition officer.

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Now BRP Andres Bonifacio

After the turnover, USCGC Boutwell was named Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Andres Bonifacio and commissioned immediately.

Ex-US Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was renamed Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas Andres Bonifacio after it was turned over in simple ceremonies in Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. JUN NUCUM

Boutwell is the third ship handed over to the Armed Forces of the Philippines the two other decommissioned cutters, the San Diego-based USCGC WHEC-715 ex-Hamilton (BRP Gregorio del Pilar) and Charleston, South Carolina-based USCGC ex-Dallas (WHEC-716) now known as BRP Ramon Alcaraz.

In accepting the ship, Commander Philippine Fleet Rear Admiral Bayani Gaerlan stated that, through the EDA program, these U.S. assets will continue to strengthen and boost the Philippine Navy’s posture and credibility addressing, alongside the Armed Forces of the Philippines, security concerns such as territorial integrity, maritime security, natural and man-made disasters and even internal security.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) - ex USCGC Boutwell [WHEC-719]
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 11:27:18 PM »

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) - ex USCGC Boutwell [WHEC-719]
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 11:27:27 PM »
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 12:26:55 AM »
Looks like the ship's departure has been pushed back to November, with an arrival in mid-December.

Anyway, based on most recent pictures of the ship, it doesn't look like a new navigational radar has been installed yet.

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn&nid=1&rid=927233

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Remaining crew of BRP Andres Bonifacio crew to arrive in Alameda, California in October

MANILA, Sept. 29 (PNA) -- The remaining crew of the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), the third Hamilton-class cutter to be commissioned in Philippine Navy (PN) service, is expected to arrive in Alameda, California by the first week of October.

This was stressed by PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna in an interview Thursday.

He added that 40 officers and enlisted personnel will join the first batch of crewmembers in damage control, gunnery training and emergency drills and evolution while at port at the US Coast Guard base in Alameda, California.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio has a crew of 80 officers and naval personnel. She is expected to leave the US for her voyage home by first week of November.

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 #6 on: October 11, 2016, 03:46:16 PM »
The ship finally has its pennant number 17 on the bow.  Workers spotted on the mainmast.  Presumably working on installing the navigation radars.




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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 04:06:25 PM »
Navigation radars have been installed.




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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 10:30:30 PM »
@DocD -- can your camera zoom-in on the nav radars?  From afar, they're not so clear if it's KH (currently on the two other DPCF), which characteristically has sharper edges or just the regular Furunos, which has rounded corners.
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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2016, 01:45:42 AM »
^@chief, unless the camera is messing up the colors those antennas on ff17 look like they carry the usual royal blue colored front faces used in typical furuno antennas...

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2016, 04:01:06 AM »
@40 if my eyes are correct the larger antenna looks edged. But as @r3m mentioned, the color looks strong on the blue side like Furuno

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2016, 04:14:35 AM »
regarding the antenna end profile, the new SN36CF series of furuno antennas sport a rectangular end profile (see: http://www.furuno.com/en/merchant/chartradar/) whereas the older SN36AF series (as well as the XN12/20/24AF) had the rounded end profile... so fwiw, you can actually buy square end profile antennas from furuno now (at least for s-band nav sets)...

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2016, 09:50:09 AM »
regarding the antenna end profile, the new SN36CF series of furuno antennas sport a rectangular end profile (see: http://www.furuno.com/en/merchant/chartradar/) whereas the older SN36AF series (as well as the XN12/20/24AF) had the rounded end profile... so fwiw, you can actually buy square end profile antennas from furuno now (at least for s-band nav sets)...

Is this it?

https://www.furuno.co.jp/en/news/all_category/20131023_002.html
http://www.furuno.com/en/merchant/chartradar/
http://www.furuno.com/files/Brochure/105/upload/far-3000.pdf


Newly designed antenna scanners for the FAR-3000 series Chart Radar that suppress the aerodynamic drag and prevent a spike in temperature (right: S-band antenna and left: X-band antenna)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Furuno-Radar-Type-RSB-0037-RTR-023-10-kw-Open-array-/252416020326

Furuno Radar Type RSB-0037 RTR-023 10 kw Open array
Item condition:Used
Price:US $300.00


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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2016, 11:31:55 AM »
@DocD -- can your camera zoom-in on the nav radars?  From afar, they're not so clear if it's KH (currently on the two other DPCF), which characteristically has sharper edges or just the regular Furunos, which has rounded corners.

Unfortunately, I've been taking these pictures with my cellphone camera.  I'll see what I can do the next time I'm in the area.

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Re: BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) (ex-USCGC Boutwell -- WHEC 719)
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2016, 04:53:47 PM »
^@chief, unless the camera is messing up the colors those antennas on ff17 look like they carry the usual royal blue colored front faces used in typical furuno antennas...

@r3mu511/@Phichanad -- Yes -- it does appear so, but light and shadows can play tricks to the eyes, and moreso the color aberrations that are amplified by small camera lens (as what @dr demented revealed). 

I would like to refuse to believe, that they are doing this again :( -- the same that happened with BRP Gregorio del Pilar.  It's been the observation that both DPCF now has KHs -- speculatively Sharpeye model, and that I remembered such model also played a role in the specs on the bidding for JCPV upgrades.

Yet -- there is so much precedence on ignoring commonality as far as logistical tails are concerned, from our OV-10s, UH-1s... and now the recently awarded JCPV Phase 3 upgrades.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2016, 04:57:09 PM by 40niner »
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