Philippine Navy: Ships of the Philippine Navy, BRP Andres Bonifacio, BRP Artemio Ricarte, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, BRP Francisco Dagohoy, BRP Mariano Alvarez, BRP Diego Silang, BRP Emilio Jacinto, BRP Rajah Lakandula, Jacinto Class Corvette

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General Books LLC, 2010 - History - 28 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Ships of the Philippine Navy, BRP Andres Bonifacio, BRP Artemio Ricarte, BRP Gregorio del Pilar, BRP Francisco Dagohoy, BRP Mariano Alvarez, BRP Diego Silang, BRP Emilio Jacinto, BRP Rajah Lakandula, Jacinto class corvette, BRP Apolinario Mabini, BRP Magat Salamat, BRP Dagupan City, Ariston Delos Reyes, Andres Bonifacio class frigate, BRP Bacolod City, Bacolod City class Logistics Support Vessel, BRP Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, BRP Gen. Antonio Luna, USS LSM-236, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao, BRP Tomas Batillo, BRP Mangyan. Excerpt: The Philippine Navy (PN) is the naval arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Its official name in Filipino is Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas, literally, "Sea Force of the Philippines." Philippine Navy ships are prefixed "BRP" (Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas or Bapor ng Republika ng Pilipinas; in English, "Ship of the Republic of the Philippines.") On May 15, 2010, Vice Admiral Ferdinand Golez retired as Flag Officer-in-Command (FOIC) of the Philippine Navy, and passed-on the command to Rear Admiral Danilo M. Cortez as acting Flag Officer-in-Command. On January 4, 2011, Rear Admiral Danilo M. Cortez retired, with Rear Adm. Alexander Pama assuming as the new FOIC. The tradition of naval warfare in the Philippines dates back to the pre-colonial period and the subsequent era of Spanish colonial rule. On the 30th March, 1574, Captain Juan de Salcedo ordered Captains Pedro de Chavez and Lorenzo Chacon to sail with 9 vessels and 80 men up the Agno river in Pampanga, and capture the Chinese fleet of the notorious pirate, Limahong. It was a coordinated sea and land assault, with the river detachment running into 35 vessels of the Chinese fleet, which were sailing out to collect provisions. The Chinese were entirely unaware of the presence of the Spanish-Filipino force in the area, and when th...

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