Emilio Jacinto photos
Friday May 26, 2006
Illustration shows the JCPV in the
Tatlong Bayani. The three ships are named after three leaders of the Philippine Revolution. English ships, named after Philippine patriots who fought the Spanish and then the Americans.
These three ships represent the future of the Philippine Navy. These ships gives the Philippine Navy valuable experience in operating modern ships and will provide a source for trained crews to man more modern warships. BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35), BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36), BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS37). Taken during Navy Day celebrations in 2004
Emilio Jacinto in drydock taken in
December 2004 at the official start of the program. Note that work
actually has started already with scaffolding surrounding the masts and the old
radars already taken down. Note the 20mm gun forward of the funnel.
This was added by the PN. Irish navy ships have additional machine guns in
Summary of the Program provided by
Stern shot of the Emilio Jacinto taken during the ceremonies
kicking off the official start of the program. Note the keels which were
modified by the RN soon after entering service and the red anti-fouling paint.
That bottom of the ship is pretty clean is a credit to Philippine Navy
maintenance personnel since a clean bottom translates directly into speed and
efficiency through the water. The photos showing the ships profiles below
the water line are the first known photos taken showing the full lines of the
Pictures of two of the three ships
of the class showing off their updates and new guns. Not visible are the
internal improvements that have made the ships more effective.
PS 36 taken in May 2006 during
exercises with the USN.
PS 37 anchored offshore of the PN
HQ, Manila Bay, May 2006.