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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2009, 08:36:35 PM »
^ Sir, if we are to believe this entry at hazegray.org, the actual name is "Bacolod City class" after BRP Bacolod City, the lead ship of the class.

i am just curious about the history of the Bessons within the Navy. if i am not mistaken, these ships entered service within the PN during the Ramos administration. how did the PN leadership reached the decision of purchasing Bessons? how much did we pay for these two Besson class LSVs?
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2009, 09:21:58 AM »
We didnt pay for it.
The US offerred it and we took it.
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2009, 10:36:50 AM »
^ i see. :)

but Sir Manokski, why did the Americans offer the Bessons to us? were they offered to the Philippine Navy to replace some of the old World War II-era LSTs?
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2009, 12:25:46 PM »
^ i see. :)

but Sir Manokski, why did the Americans offer the Bessons to us? were they offered to the Philippine Navy to replace some of the old World War II-era LSTs?
If I remember it right, it was the last tranche, payment from the US bases agreement
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2009, 03:50:52 PM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS
NUMBER 017-2009
11 February 2009

https://sites.google.com/a/coastguard.gov.ph/notam/Home/february-2009

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1.         The Philippine Navy Vessel LC551 will conduct Test Firing of Naval Guns on 15 February 2009 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 13.3 nautical miles Southwest off Bual Point, South Cotabato or at the following coordinates:

2.         All ships/watercrafts transiting the above mentioned area are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

3.         The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2009, 02:56:44 PM »
Is that a helicopter landing pad aft of the superstructure?

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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2009, 03:01:51 PM »
Is that a helicopter landing pad aft of the superstructure?

Yes.

Here's a photograph of her sister ship with one of the Navy's training helicopters on deck. Will be re-posting this on the BRP Bacolod thread as well.


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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2009, 10:21:27 PM »


PHILIPPINES SEA (April 21, 2009) – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) leads ships formation during photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with Philippines Navy ships BRP Rajah Humabon (PF 11), BRP Leopoldo Regis (PG 847), BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS 37), and U.S. Navy ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) (not included in the picture), during Balikatan 2009 (BK09), which is an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. Military and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel as well as subject-matter experts from Philippine Civil Defense Agencies. BK09 is the 25th in the series of these exercises, directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and requested by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Essex, commanded by Capt. Brent Canady, is the lead ship of the Navy's only forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76.
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2009, 09:30:42 AM »


From: http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=70841

090421-N-0120A-035 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 21, 2009) The Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy logistics support vessel BRP Dagupan City (LC 551) maneuvers into position in a formation exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during exercise Balikatan 2009. Artemio Ricarte is participating in Balikatan 2009, an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, as well as subject matter experts from Philippine civil defense agencies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez/Released)
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2009, 06:08:34 PM »
From: http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=72071



090526-M-7912A-179 TANON STRAIT, Philippines (May 26, 2009) The Armed Forces of the Philippins Navy landing ship LC 551 crosses in front of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during a combined amphibious assault as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Released)
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2009, 08:38:10 PM »
Sir A,.. nice pictures of the BRP Dagupan City (LC 551) thanks.. :bravo:

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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2009, 09:42:26 PM »
Second sexiest ship in the fleet, to me.
Great photos.
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2009, 04:32:30 AM »
Mga sir may katanugan lang po bakit po may picture ako nakita na "Frank Besson Class " ang Phil navy na may 0.50 cal MG at 20mm yun po ba ang LC550 BRP Bacolod city?        Thx po

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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2009, 11:16:53 PM »
Enemy Casualty in Latest Sulu Assault Climbs to 14; Fresh Troops to Arrive in Sulu
By: LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Friday, 02 October 2009

http://navyspeak.blogspot.com/2009/10/enemy-casualty-in-latest-sulu-assault.html

Confirmed enemy fatalities in the latest assault on a tank infantry convoy in Sulu yesterday, 01 October 2009 have climbed to 14 while another battalion of marines deploys in the island province to augment security forces.

Field reports reaching this Headquarters said that security forces have recovered two more bodies bringing the total to five from three in yesterday’s attack by armed men led by Khabir Malik on MBLT-11 post in Bitan-ag, Panamao town. Three bodies recovered by MBLT-11 were identified as: Al- Bashir Malik Jadjaie, reportedly a cousin and close-in aide of Ustadz Malik; Nidzmi Arkani Tahang; and Aswads Laguindin. Two more bodies, that of Darwin Hassan and Hamid Mudar Saipudin were later identified and reported by the PNP-Panamao.

Intelligence information recovered from residents in the area have reported that nine more attackers died when Marines from 311th Marine Company ferociously repulsed the aggressors in a foiled assault. Three of them were reported to be that of a certain Apek and a certain Apud (last names unknown), and one Murphy Siraje. Six more aggressors who died in the unsuccessful attack are undergoing identification.

MBLT-11 led by Lt Col Hernani Songano linked up with the EOD Team of the 2nd Marine Brigade in Brgy Seit, Panamao to detonate IEDs and clear the area from landmines when they were ambushed in Bitan-ag. The attack lasted for more than an hour.

Aside from the attack in Bitan-ag yesterday, unidentified armed men also harrassed the 26 MC detachment in Brgy Kagay, Indanan, Sulu. No casualties were reported during the incident.

Meanwhile, the AFP beefs up its troops conducting security operations in the island province as a battalion of marines with their implements boards Philippine Navy Vessel BRP Dagupan City (LC551). MBLT7 under the command of Maj Arnel Tolato will serve both as a deterrent and as a maneuver force. MBLT-7 based in Basilan province is tasked to prevent lawless groups from perpetrating lawlessness in downtown Jolo and reinforce Marine units in case of attacks.

Humanitarian and development projects remain primordial in the agenda of the Philippine Navy. Combat operations and law enforcement action had to be resorted to however so as to protect innocent civilians from the lawless groups that prey on peace-loving Suluanos. “The faster we get rid of these threat groups, the faster we revert to humanitarian and development projects to benefit the people of Sulu,” says Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez, Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy.
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Re: BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) - Frank Besson class
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2009, 09:51:16 AM »
Sir Adroth,
              Is Frank besson class ship expensive if compared to other available ships with the same purpose?
Hope our navy have more of these because based on naval technology it can be a multi purpose ship be an LSV,LST a mother ship for small patrol boats like the MPAC or an helicopter carrier our navy just need to put a modest firepower for it's protection.

thanks po