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BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« on: February 06, 2009, 10:34:37 AM »
From: Naval Institute Guide to Fleets of the World



It's BRP Kalinga (AG-89), ex-USCG Balsam-class buoy tender.  A little beat but she still floats.  It's the only ship in the PN/PCG with an icebreaking bow! :shock:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/14/14398.htm


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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 11:31:37 AM »
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/105714/Maritime-safety-not-a-priority-in-RP-Coast-Guard-struggles-to-stay-afloat

' Not ready for sea'

Data from the Coast Guard Action Center show that the agency has 59 vessels and five aircraft, 40 percent of which are either “Not Ready For Sea" or grounded as of July 1.





The United States Coast Guard says a "Not Ready for Sea" evaluation means Coast Guard inspectors identified mechanical, structural, or safety deficiencies serious enough to render the boat not fully capable of performing search and rescue missions.

“We don’t even have an all-weather vessel na kahit bumabagyo pwedeng gamitin," said Coast Guard spokesperson Lt. Commander Armand Balilo. An average of 19 tropical cyclones pass the Philippine area of responsibility every year.

Of the 14 vessels, six are “not ready for sea" (NRFS) including the search and rescue vessels BRP (Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas) Edsa II and BRP San Juan; auxiliary escorts BRP Corregidor, BRP Kalinga and BRP Limasawa; and patrol gunboat BRP Palawan.
BRP San Juan, BRP Edsa II and BRP Corregidor are on dry dock. BRP Kalinga and BRP Limasawa are undergoing repairs, while BRP Palawan is undergoing engine repair.
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 01:02:21 AM »
HISTORY OF BRP KALINGA (AG-89)

from http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/14/14398.htm -- link shared by mr A  :thumbsup:

History
# 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.
Length 180'
Draft 12' (max)
Beam 37'
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)?


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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 07:21:07 PM »
mr A - is BRP Kalinga an ex-USCG Balsam Class (per subject) or Redbud Class (per navsource)?

Good question Mr 1stK . . . hmmm
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 11:06:48 PM »
Good question Mr 1stK . . . hmmm
Balsam is the class.  Redbud is the actual name of the Kalinga when she was in US service.  So, Balsam class USNS Redbud.
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 12:12:34 AM »
Balsam is the class.  Redbud is the actual name of the Kalinga when she was in US service.  So, Balsam class USNS Redbud.

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History: # Redbud Class Light Cargo Ship..... - per NavSource Website


mr M - per NavSource Website, its "Redbud" Class... isn't the first boat usually carry the class name? e.g. Redbud Class to USCGC Redbud or Cyclone Class to USS Cyclone, Jacinto Class to BRP Gen. Emilio Jacinto, etc.

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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 12:18:44 AM »
Its the "Balsam Class" alright.

The USCG web site has a reference to a Balsam Class USCGC Sundew, which was replaced by the ship shown in the link below:

http://www.uscg.mil/d9/cgcAlder/

Navsource didn't get that quite right
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 12:29:06 AM »
mr A/mr M - i tried googling it & was directed to wiki... per wiki, "The USCGC Balsam (WLB-62) is a 180 foot sea going buoy tender (WLB). A Cactus class vessel, she was built by Zenith Dredge Company in Duluth, Minnesota. Balsam's preliminary design was completed by the United States Lighthouse Service and the final design was produced by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth."  But since its wiki, we should take it with grain of salt.

it seems thou that Balsam was the first ship hence Balsam class.

other details from wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Balsam_(WLB-62)

Balsam came from Class A (Cactus) which includes "Balsam · Cactus · Cowslip · Woodbine · Gentian · Laurel · Clover · Evergreen · Sorrel · Citrus · Conifer · Madrona · Tupelo"

Class B (Mesquite) includes "Ironwood · Mesquite · Buttonwood · Planetree · Papaw · Sweetgum"

Class C (Iris) includes "Basswood · Bittersweet · Blackhaw · Blackthorn · Bramble · Firebrush · Hornbeam · Iris · Mallow · Mariposa · Redbud · Sagebrush · Saliva · Sassafras · Sedge · Spar · Sundew · Sweetbrier · Acacia · Woodrush"

USCGC Balsam (photo from wiki)


USCGC Rosebud (photo from wiki)

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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 08:46:52 AM »
Ah . . . the Internet.

Between Wikipedia . . . and official US Coast Guard Website . . . personally I'd trust the latter.
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009, 04:09:26 AM »
from flickr... credit to the photo owner mcgutib

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgutib/page5/


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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009, 12:29:30 PM »
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 07:52:57 PM »
just asking sirs..why is it painted black and not the usual white/off white color of the coast guard?....
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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 06:02:24 PM »
Color scheme same as USCG.

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Re: BRP Kalinga (AG-89) - ex-USCG Balsam class
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 06:10:55 AM »
BRP Kalinga -- now in new color scheme (white top, black hull with PCG Strips) as opposed to "orange" top in previous color.