BRP Bagong Silang (PB-104)

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PG-104 BRP Bagong Silang.JPG
BRP Bagong Silang (PG-104) on station in Manila Bay during the APEC Summit in 2015.
History
Philippines
Name: Bagong Silang
Namesake: "Bagong Silang" means "New Born" in English
Operator: Philippine Navy
Ordered: 1978
Builder: Cavite Naval Shipyard, Cavite City, Philippines
Commissioned: June 1983
Recommissioned: 1994
Decommissioned: 1992
Reclassified: April 2016 to PB-104
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Kagitingan class
Type: Coastal Patrol Interdiction Craft
Displacement: 160 tons full load [1]
Length: 121.4 ft (37.0 m)[2]
Beam: 20.3 ft (6.2 m)[2]
Draft: 5.6 ft (1.7 m)[2]
Propulsion:
  • 2 x 2,050 hp MTU16V538TB91 MD 871/30 16-cylinder diesels, 2 shafts;
  • 2 x GM-EMD 6-71 auxilliary diesels;
  • 1 x 60 kW generator
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h) maximum[2]
Range: 2,300 nmi (4,300 km) maximum[1]
Complement: 30[2]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Furuno Navigation / Surface Search Radar
Armament:

BRP Bagong Silang (PB-104) is the fourth ship of the Kagitingan class coastal patrol interdiction crafts of the Philippine Navy. It was designed in Germany, and built in the Philippines, and was commissioned with the Philippine Navy in June 1983 as BRP Bagong Silang (PG-104).[1]

It was reclassified to BRP Bagong Silang (PB-104) on April 2016 under the new classification standards of the Philippine Navy classifying it as a patrol boat.

Design[edit]

The boat and all the ships in its class was considered to be unsuccessful, and was originally designed to have a maximum speed of 28 knots, but the design failed to achieve the said speed as it was underpowered.

The boat was installed with the Selenia Orion RTN-10X fire control radar and Selenia Elsag NA-10 Mod.0 gunfire control system,[1] but it appears that they have been removed.

It was also originally armed with the Emerlec EX-31 30mm twin gun mount, but was replaced by a Bofors Mark 3 40mm/60 caliber gun several years later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e AFP Materiel Technical Specification Archives - PN Light Surface Warships Kagitingan class Small Patrol Craft (2+1)
  2. ^ a b c d e Saunders, Stephen: Jane's Fighting Ships 107th Edition 2004-2005. Jane's Information Group Ltd, 2004.