BRP Davao Del Sur now in SKorea to escort BRP Conrado Yap

BRP Davao Del Sur now in SKorea to escort BRP Conrado Yap




BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) one of the two tarlac class Strategic Sealift Vessel is now at Jinhae Naval Base, South Korea, after participating in the Russian Navy Day Celebration in Vladivostok, Russia on July 28, 2019.It was a historic first for a Filipino vessel to participate in that Russian event.
Philippine Navy spokesperson, Captain Jonathan Zata said the BRP Davao Del Sur, along with its 300-man contingent, headed by Naval Task Group 80.5 head Captain Richard Gonzaga, was warmly received upon its arrival at the South Korean naval base.

Jinhae Naval Base is South Korea's largest naval facility and home to the ROK Naval Academy.
BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602)
(photo credit to owner)
The BRP Davao del Sur next mission will be to escort home the newly-acquired BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) after its handover, commissioning and send-off ceremony set on August 5. The event will be attended by senior officials from the Philippines and Republic of Korea (ROK).
BRP Conrado Yap is the former South Korean Pohang-class corvette "Chungju" (PCC-762), was donated to the Philippines by South Korea.

As per its spec, the Conrado Yap measures 88.3 meters long, with a beam of 10 meters and draft of 2.9 meters with displacement at 1,216 tons full load and is rated for a crew of 118 personnel and can sustain operational presence for 20 days. Its has an engine that runs on combined diesel or gas (CODOG) propulsion configuration of motor transport unit (MTU) diesel engines and LM2500 gas turbine with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) enable the ship to move at a maximum speed of 25 knots to a distance of 4,000 nautical miles. She is armed with two Oto Melara 76mm main guns, 30mm automatic cannon, anti-submarine torpedoes and variety of sensors, including sonars, and radars.





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