PHL Navy officially receives, commissions BRP Conrado Yap to service

PHL Navy officially receives, commissions BRP Conrado Yap to service

The Philippine Navy officially accepted and commissioned to service its most powerful ship in the current fleet inventory.
The former South Korean corvette Chungju, now BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) was formally turned over to the Philippines in a ceremony in Jinhae Naval base in South Korea.

Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command (PN FOIC) Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad led the Philippine delegation during the ceremony.
BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39)

BRP Conrado Yap will be sailing home escorted by BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602), one of two of the country’s Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV).
According to PN spokesperson, Captain Jonathan Zata ,BRP Conrado Yap will serve as the Philippine Navy (PN)'s transition platform for the two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates which are now undergoing construction in South Korea.

"She is a welcome addition to the PN’s surface patrol capability and will serve as a critical transition platform for the arrival of the newest Jose Rizal-class frigate next year," he said

"BRP Conrado Yap will provide the PN (with) that needed anti-submarine warfare capability and an important platform to train officers and sailors on anti-submarine warfare operations. It increases the PN’s firepower since it will be the most powerful ship in the current fleet inventory," the PN spokesperson 
BRP Conrado Yap has a crew of 118 personnel and can sustain operational presence for 20 days. It measures 88.3 meters long, with a beam of 10 meters and draft of 2.9 meters while her displacement is at 1,216 tons full load.
The anti-submarine vessel is armed with two Oto Melara 76mm main guns, a 30mm automatic cannon, anti-submarine torpedoes and variety of sensors, including sonars, and radars. Its combined diesel or gas (CODOG) propulsion configuration of motor transport unit (MTU) diesel engines and LM2500 gas turbine with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) enables it to attain maximum speed of 25 knots  to a distance of 4,000 nautical miles.

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