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The Philippine Navy has written off the world's oldest "escort destroyer"

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From the Philippine Navy launched the frigate PS-11 Rajah Humabon - the world's oldest ship class "escort destroyer", reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




The frigate is decommissioned in accordance with the modernization plan. fleet. Its further operation would be economically inexpedient,
said the Minister of Defense of the Philippines Delfin Lorenzana.

According to him, in 2020, the navy should be replenished with a modern rocket frigate, which is currently being built in South Korea. In total, two such ships were ordered.

As the Department of Defense was told, “Rajah Humabon was built in the USA in 1943, under the name Atherton took part in the Second World War and sank (along with the destroyer Moberly) German U-853 submarine near Rhode Island in May 1945.” .

After the war, the frigate was mothballed, and in 10 years it was transferred to Japan. In 1976, the destroyer as a military aid was transferred to the Filipinos. Until 2011, the Rajah Humabon was the flagship of the Philippine Navy.
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US Navy / Wikimedia.org
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  1. Vard
    Vard 19 March 2018 12: 02
    +3
    I hope not for scrap ... we can say rarity ... this is a ship ... not like the current cans ...
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 19 March 2018 12: 10
      +7
      The "grandfather" reached the demobilization.
      1. san4es
        san4es 19 March 2018 12: 13
        +2
        Quote: oleg-gr
        The "grandfather" reached the demobilization.

        ... It is noteworthy that:
        February 27, 1980. officially became part of the Philippine Navy and from that moment the ship, classified as a "patrol frigate", was the flagship of the Philippine Navy soldier

        https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3125455.html
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 19 March 2018 13: 38
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          Make a museum. This ship is worth it.
          Its further operation would be economically inexpedient

          Always believed that the "economically profitable" navy only among pirates. For everyone else, this is a loss-making article of the economy. What is the Philippine Navy doing? belay
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit 19 March 2018 14: 36
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            Quote: Shurik70
            For everyone else, this is a loss-making article of the economy.

            Tell it to the states whose power and dollar exchange rate is supported by a huge fleet and army. My opinion is that a great country should have a great fleet, but there are very few such countries. The Phillipines are definitely not one of them.
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 19 March 2018 21: 18
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              Quote: Orionvit
              Tell it to the states

              The US Navy does not bring direct benefits. Moreover, it is the Navy that takes most of the monstrous military budget.
              But all this is covered by colossal indirect benefits.
              1. Orionvit
                Orionvit 19 March 2018 21: 25
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                Quote: Shurik70
                But all this is covered by colossal indirect benefits.

                And what, the benefit should be only direct, someone to win? (by the way, the states have problems with this) And the development of the military-industrial complex, and new technologies, jobs? You can list for a long time.
    2. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 19 March 2018 12: 10
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      I hope not for scrap.

      don’t hope ... that’s where the road is for him
      Quote: Vard
      not like the current cans ...

      what do you mean?
    3. vorobey
      vorobey 19 March 2018 12: 22
      +6
      Quote: Vard
      I hope not for scrap ... we can say rarity ... this is a ship ... not like the current cans ...


      An application has already been received from the Ukrainian Navy for its purchase to replace the flagship of the Navy Getman Sagaidachny ... to oppose the fleet of the aggressor country in the Black Sea .. because according to analytical reports of the Gyurza armored car of the Lenin Forge. cannot fully resist the modern Russian frigates and missile cruisers ..
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 19 March 2018 14: 40
        +1
        Quote: vorobey
        Getman Sagaidachnogo’s flagship.

        Will help? laughing In Ukraine, there is only one saying, "You can break a fool and ... p." What they successfully do. laughing
    4. dauria
      dauria 19 March 2018 12: 35
      +2
      I hope not for scrap ... you can say rarity.


      Maybe enthusiasts in the United States will buy. They have everything normally set up with museums. Moreover, the boat has a story. An interesting thing - the boat with the crew was drowned next to New York already on May 6, 45th after the order on the surrender of Germany recourse .
      1. Simargl
        Simargl 19 March 2018 13: 45
        +1
        Quote: dauria
        already 6May 45th after German surrender order
        Order about surrender ?! the 6th of May?!
        1. dauria
          dauria 19 March 2018 14: 08
          +1
          the 6th of May?!


          Yes exactly. May 4 at 15.14 Doenitz ordered the submariners to cease hostilities. All ships had to come up and sail to the nearest Allied port under a black or blue flag.
          The U-2511 commander refused to attack in an ideal position precisely because of these considerations - not to be an accused tribunal. And he could finally ditch a couple of thousand British lives. It was on May 4 that the flooding of boats by crews according to a pre-developed plan began. True, there were "self-willed". U-853 seems to be one of those. Therefore, it was surprising.
          1. ICT
            ICT 19 March 2018 17: 50
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            (C)
            only on 28 of May did the English admiralty declare the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans free of enemy forces and abolished the convoy system; the Northern Fleet made the same decision on 3 of June
    5. gippernano
      gippernano 19 March 2018 14: 53
      +1
      Could Khokhollokh provide military assistance. Those would squeal with delight at the whole universe.
    6. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 19 March 2018 17: 56
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      I hope not for scrap ... you can say rarity

      After the demilitarization of the ship, it is planned to be converted into a museum. The Navy of the Philippines indicates that it will become part of the exposition at the Sanglin Point military base located in the city of Cavita.
  2. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
    Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 19 March 2018 12: 03
    +5
    The museum squadron of the Black Sea Fleet doesn’t have such relics. German trophy raid boat 1942 year of construction. 29.08.1944 g. Captured as a trophy, with 29.09.1944 g. - as part of the Black Sea Fleet, currently the raid barge "RBC-76". The Istra, the former small military tanker of the German fleet T 13 Else, is still actively used. The tanker was laid in 1939 at the DW Kremer Sohn shipyard. Subsequently, on 20 of June 1946, as a result of reparations from Germany, it was transferred to the Soviet Union. The Istra tanker daily carries diesel fuel, five types of special high-quality oils and refuel warships. Moreover, with regards to oils, the vessel is the only vessel in the Black Sea Fleet capable of performing such a task. In addition, more than 100 years in the ranks of the ship "Commune" 1915 g.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 19 March 2018 12: 25
      +5
      Museum squadron now generally replenished with exhibits in connection with the refusal of Ukraine to take their ships ... well .. well, a collection of targets for firing. there is..
    2. ICT
      ICT 19 March 2018 17: 52
      +1
      this is not news about the commune, but the rest is of course yes,

      on the other hand, these are support vessels, and not at least some patrol vessels
  3. jovanni
    jovanni 19 March 2018 12: 04
    0
    Wow fate of an old man! Respectable veteran ...
    1. san4es
      san4es 19 March 2018 12: 09
      +1
      Quote: Jovanni
      ... respectable veteran ...

      soldier ... Although Rajah Humabon underwent a number of repairs during his service in the Philippine fleet, he did not undergo any major modernization, preserving mainly artillery weapons from World War II - three 76,2 mm / 50 Mk 22 guns, three twin 40 mm Bofors Mk 1 Mod 2 automatic gun mounts, six 20 mm Oerlikon Mk 10 automatic gun mounts and four 12,7 mm Browning M2 machine guns.
      In the course of the last medium repair, carried out in 1995 at the naval shipyard in Cavite by Hatch & Kirk Inc., the already inoperative Mk 52 and Mk 51 fire control systems, all anti-submarine weapons and GAS were dismantled from the ship, as well as for the first time in all during the service, the main diesels were replaced - four General Motors EMD 16-278A with two new General Motors EMD 16-645E7 with a capacity of 3070 hp. At the same time, the radar armament was updated, with the installation of the Raytheon AN / SPS-64 (V) 11 surface target detection radar and the Furuno navigation radar hi .
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 March 2018 12: 08
    +2
    The frigate is decommissioned in accordance with the fleet modernization plan.
    The Philippines decommissioned the ship as planned. So is this news or some kind of problem? It would be nice to give Ukraine to strengthen its fleet, then it would be possible to speculate.
    1. Simargl
      Simargl 19 March 2018 13: 50
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      is this news or some kind of problem?
      What will they drown the aircraft carriers ?! They have no flagship - only under construction!
  5. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 19 March 2018 12: 12
    +1
    Until 2011, Rajah Humabon was the flagship of the Navy of the Philippines.

    35 years - the flagship! Seriously.
  6. shans2
    shans2 19 March 2018 12: 29
    0
    beautiful longboat, there is something in it ..)))
  7. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 19 March 2018 12: 31
    0
    The caliber of the guns is small, of course, pleased with their number. Is it really cheaper to operate a rocket frigate?
    1. 97110
      97110 19 March 2018 13: 27
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      Quote: Archivist Vasya
      Is it really cheaper to operate a rocket frigate?

      The cost of operating the ship is highly dependent on the work of the shipowner. I recall the case when one shipmaster changed the shipowner to a class before repair. The new proprietor drove the steamer to the factory, he himself began to strengthen relations with the authorities in the shipping company. At the plant, the covers were quickly unloaded onto the shore, the mounting opening was cut out on board, and they invited the shipowner to discuss the repair list. To the surprise of the shipowner, they answered in sum that these were the requirements of the Register, and there the man was uncontrollable ... An attempt to act through the authorities found out that the authorities were former, since capitalism had arrived. A steamer without lids and with a hole in the board cannot leave the factory ... I had to agree to a price more than expected 4 times. The main thing is vigilance. The enemy does not sleep! Maybe the captain retired there, and who is the shipowner?
  8. Lester7777
    Lester7777 19 March 2018 13: 07
    0
    Well, as they say, it served as a copper pot. If I am not mistaken, BMPD reported that they would make the museum ship out of the old man.
  9. gukoyan
    gukoyan 19 March 2018 13: 24
    +1
    I hope there will be a museum exhibit?
    A historical ship no matter how, plus has a frag on a personal account.
  10. Evil 55
    Evil 55 19 March 2018 14: 16
    0
    It would be necessary to put such a miracle as a monument to the American-Japanese-Philippine friendship, to the eternal parking lot ... Good iron in the modern world will come in handy: they removed the fluff oil with a rag, the trunks were washed with diesel fuel and into battle, smashing the American convoys ..
  11. Sverdlov
    Sverdlov 19 March 2018 15: 29
    0
    Why is the term "destroyer" used?
    In fact, a "squadron" which, of course, is used to escort the main forces of the order.
    Is this the author’s negligence or I don’t know something?
    1. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 19 March 2018 18: 03
      +1
      Quote: Sverdlov
      Why the term "destroyer" is used

      because there was such a class - destroyers escort destroyers. In fact, a ship intended mainly for PLO and air defense convoys, on occasion, could engage in artillery combat. Torpedo weapons - an indispensable attribute of the destroyer - were not on them.
  12. faiver
    faiver 19 March 2018 17: 59
    0
    than Novik reminds ...