HISTORY OF BRP KALINGA (AG-89)
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# Redbud Class Light Cargo Ship: Laid down, 21 July 1943, for the US Coast Guard as a lighthouse tender, at Marine Iron and Shipbuilding, Duluth, MN.
# Launched, 11 September 1943
# Commissioned, USCGC Redbud (WLB-398), 2 May 1944
# Acquired on loan by the US Navy in 1949
# Classified as a Light Cargo Ship and commissioned USS Redbud (AKL-398), 23 July 1949
# Decommissioned and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in 1952, and placed in service as USNS Redbud (T-AKL-398)
# Placed out of service and returned to the US Coast Guard, 10 November 1970
# Struck from the Naval Register 20 November 1970
# Transferred to the Philippines, 1 March 1972, renamed Kalinga (AG-89)
# Final Disposition, fate unknown Specifications:
Displacement 1,026 t.
Draft 12' (max)
Speed 13.5 kts.(max)
Propulsion one electric motor, two Westinghouse generators driven by two Cooper-Bessemer GND8 diesel engines, 1200 Shaft Horsepower, single screw
mr A - is BRP Kalinga an ex-USCG Balsam Class (per subject) or Redbud Class (per navsource)?