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PH Navy’s oldest warship fades away
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2018, 09:58:30 AM »
Administrator's note: See also BRP Rajah Humabon

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PH Navy’s oldest warship fades away
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 03:32 PM March 15, 2018

BRP Rajah Humabon sailing the waters of Manila Bay in 2016. /Frances Mangosing

The Philippine Navy’s oldest warship BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11), which rendered almost four decades of service, was decommissioned on Thursday at a naval base in Sangley Point, Cavite.

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Philippine Fleet spokesman Lt. Sahirul Taib said former commanding officers who had served aboard BRP Humabon attended the decommissioning ceremony.

The PS-11 (former PF-11) served as the Philippine Navy’s flagship from 1980 until the arrival of Del-Pilar class warships from the US in 2011.

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Prior to its retirement, it was operating as a ceremonial ship for welcoming visiting foreign warships in Manila Bay.

BRP Humabon will become a part of the Philippine Navy museum in Sangley in due time, Taib said.

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Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said they are “slowly” decommissioning their older vessels in anticipation of newer assets.

“Because of the modernization program we have to transfer personnel in preparation for incoming vessels,” he said.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said it was his directive to “fast track” the decommissioning of vintage ships: “They are old and uneconomical to maintain.”

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Re: BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11) - ex USS Atherton [DE 169 Cannon Class]
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2018, 09:59:43 AM »
PH Navy’s oldest warship fades away
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 03:32 PM March 15, 2018

BRP Rajah Humabon sailing the waters of Manila Bay in 2016. /Frances Mangosing

The Philippine Navy’s oldest warship BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11), which rendered almost four decades of service, was decommissioned on Thursday at a naval base in Sangley Point, Cavite.

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Philippine Fleet spokesman Lt. Sahirul Taib said former commanding officers who had served aboard BRP Humabon attended the decommissioning ceremony.

The PS-11 (former PF-11) served as the Philippine Navy’s flagship from 1980 until the arrival of Del-Pilar class warships from the US in 2011.

< Edited >

Prior to its retirement, it was operating as a ceremonial ship for welcoming visiting foreign warships in Manila Bay.

BRP Humabon will become a part of the Philippine Navy museum in Sangley in due time, Taib said.

< Edited >

Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said they are “slowly” decommissioning their older vessels in anticipation of newer assets.

“Because of the modernization program we have to transfer personnel in preparation for incoming vessels,” he said.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said it was his directive to “fast track” the decommissioning of vintage ships: “They are old and uneconomical to maintain.”

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Read more: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/165019/ph-navys-oldest-warship-retires-service#ixzz59sBI3j36
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Re: BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11) - ex USS Atherton [DE 169 Cannon Class]
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2019, 01:33:35 AM »
PF-11 was PF-6 and more previously than PF-6, she was PF-78
appeared in Jane's Fighting Ships 84-85 edition

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