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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 02:50:28 AM »
Ship’s History
from http://www.usspcer852.org/history.html


With the success of the British and Canadian built Corvettes in the early days of WWII, the United States built a similar type of ship designated PCE (Patrol Craft Escort). Conceived for convoy escort duty, these vessels had an overall length of 184 feet, a 33-foot beam, and twin Diesel engines with a top speed under 14 knots. Besides being a ship of war capable of escorting and protecting convoys of ships from enemy planes and submarines nine of these ships became PCE(R)s. PCE(R)-852The “R” designated the ship as a “Rescue” ship. Their task would be to go in close to shore to pick up casualties from the battlefield or ships struck by kamikazes and give them immediate medical treatment then transfer them to hospital ships for further treatment. The ships had a sickbay with 75 bunks stacked three high, a tiny pharmacy, an 8 foot square operating room, and an X-ray darkroom. Staffing it were a doctor and ten Pharmacist’s Mates (Hospital Corpsmen).

Although the PCE(R)s were small floating field hospitals, they were fighting ships as well. They had no red crosses designating them as a hospital ship. Their armament consisted of a 3 inch 50 caliber dual purpose gun, hedgehog anti-submarine rockets, six 20mm anti-aircraft guns, two 40mm guns, and depth charge launchers.

Typical of these ships were the USS PCE(R)851, 852, and 853. Manned by a crew of some 90 enlisted and 10 officers, the three ships reached the Philippines Transfering casualties together in October 1944, to participate in the invasion of Leyte. When the PCE(R)s arrived, fleet commanders had never heard of such a ship and were not familiar with their purpose or medical capabilities.

During the invasion of Leyte the doctor and medical crew of the USS PCE(R)852 received on board, treated, and transferred, to hospital ships, approximately 400 casualties from the Leyte campaign.

Alfred Samuels, a Pharmacist Mate and member of the original crew, summarized the ship’s activities:

    “The PCE(R)8S2 went to the rescue of ships crashed by the Japanese Kamikazes, treated wounded from every branch of the services brought out from the invasion beaches or pulled out of a blazing oil covered ocean, fought off attacking Japanese planes, escorted invasion convoys, and dropped depth charges on suspected Japanese submarines.”

The 852’s ship’s crew protected the medical crew by spending long hours at general-quarters fighting off enemy aircraft. The PCE(R)852 went to the aid of over 1300 casualties during the invasions of Leyte, Lingayen and Okinawa.

After war’s end in August 1945, she returned to the East Coast and had her armament removed. The 852’s hospital facilities were converted to work spaces. The term, “Experimental” was added to her designation and she became the E-PCE(R)852. She spent her post war years at the Navy’s Underwater Sound Laboratory in New London, Connecticut testing secret communications and sonar equipment. In the early 1950’s she was given a name. The 852 became the USS Brattleboro.

In 1966, the 852 was overhauled and transferred to the South Vietnamese Navy where she conducted patrols in the South China Sea as the NGOC HOI (HQ-12). When Saigon fell, the NGOC HOI and her crew escaped to the Philippines.

In 1976, she became the BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) of the Philippine Navy, where she has served with distinction in the naval combat operations against terrorists in Southern Mindanao. The recipient of many decorations, she is today the most decorated vessel in the Philippine Navy.

— Text excerpted from “Voyages of the PCE(R)852” by Martin J. Hacala Capt. USNR(Ret)


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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 12:03:32 AM »
Still, wouldan't it make sense to post this ship's profile thread in the AFP units section as opposed to in the General Discussion section?

I've found that the momentum of a thread in the General Discussion forum is disrupted if I move it in mid-discussion. If I don't catch a discussion within the first or second replies, I leave it alone and then move it once the discussion has slowed down.

Once a thread in Gen Disc goes to page two . . . that is typically my cue. That's how I moved the BRP Bagong Lakas thread.
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 09:52:31 AM »
Suggestions to scrap this ship have been split off to the following thread:

Its time to scrap WWII ships in the PN
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 05:41:11 PM »
An old photo.  May 05, 2002.  Cebu harbour.
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 05:18:28 PM »
From: PhilGEPS

MR-PNBAC-034-09
Supply & Delivery of One (1) unit Ship Service Generator set and install at PS-19 P 1,649,000.00
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 08:38:52 PM »
From: PhilGEPS

MR-PNBAC-082-09
Drydocking and other related repairs of PS-19 P 19,750,000.00
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 09:38:30 AM »
From: PhilGEPS

Reference Number     930306
Procuring Entity    PHILIPPINE NAVY
Title    Provide and Install One (1) Generator Set of PS-19
Solicitation Number:     MR-PNBAC-034-09
Approved Budget for the Contract:    PHP 1,649,000.00
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010, 11:50:20 PM »
Indonesia honors Vice Admiral Golez
Manila Bulletin, Wednesday, 20 January 2010

http://navytoday.blogspot.com/2010/04/indonesia-honors-vice-admiral-golez.html

The Republic of Indonesia conferred the Bintang Jalasena Utama(Indonesian Navy Star: 1st Class) to Vice Admiral Ferdinand S. Golez,Flag Officer In Command Philippine Navy on Nov. 16, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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As the Commanding Officer of BRP Miguel Malvar (PS 19), Vice Admiral Golez contributed to the successful conduct of the Philippine Navy ASEAN Training Cruise in 1994 visiting four countries, including Indonesia.
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 07:26:06 PM »
From: NOTAM

Notice To Mariners No. 035-2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011 14:46

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

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0211-230 dated 24 February 2011

2. The Philippine Navy vessel PS19 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on March 01, 2011 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 15 Nautical Miles Southeast off Palimbang Point, Sultan Kudarat or at the following coordinates:

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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 04:53:35 AM »


Holy cow! can't help but notice that the clipping states that the length of the Malvar is 1,184 feet, longer than the Carl Vinson class aircraft carrier!  :eyes:
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 08:01:28 PM »
Navy rescues vessel in distress off Tawi-Tawi
By Mindanews | Wednesday| August 31, 2011

http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2011/08/31/navy-rescues-vessel-in-distress-off-tawi-tawi/

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – Task Force 62 of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) has rescued a wooden-hull vessel in distress in the province of Tawi-Tawi, belated reports from the Philippine Navy said.

Commodore Armando Guzman, NFWM commander, said the vessel loaded with 67 people, including the seven crew, was rescued Thursday 4.8 nautical miles off Pagasinan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. Of the 60 passengers, 12 were children, he added.
 
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The NFWM’s Naval Task Force 62, which is based in Panglima Sugala town, upon receiving a distress call from the M/L Virginia, directed the Patrol Ship-19 (PS-19) to conduct search and rescue operation for the distressed vessel amidst rough seas and strong winds prevailing in the area, Guzman said.
 
Battered by big waves, he said the vessel was listing on its port side while its crew members were “bailing out” water using pails in attempt to trim the vessel when the task force personnel aboard PS-19 arrived.
 
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Guzman said the PS-19 personnel led by Commander Ernesto Baldovino immediately rendered necessary assistance to the vessel. The PS-19 towed M/L Virginia, which arrived safely at Lamion Pier in Bongao. (MindaNews)
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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 11:14:02 AM »
Notice To Mariners No. 075-2012         
Monday, 11 June 2012 10:16
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=53&Itemid=117

1.Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0512-300

2.The Philippine Navy Vessels namely PS20, PS19, PG389 and DF323 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on June 10, 2012 at vicinity 20 Nautical Miles South West of Balut Island, Sarangani Province or at the following coordinates:

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3.In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the above-mentioned areas are advised to take note of date/location and to take necessary precautionary measures.

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Re: BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) - PCE
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2012, 04:17:37 PM »

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CELEBES SEA (JULY 7, 2012) BRP Miguel Malvar (PS 19) steams alongside the national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) during a replenishment at sea approach (RASAP) training event. This event is part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Philippines. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)
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