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Philippines commissions second-hand ASW corvette

9th August 2019 - 10:20 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippine Navy (PN) formally took receipt of its new – or rather, second-hand – corvette from South Korea on 5 August. The 32-year-old Pohang Flight III-class corvette has been christened BRP Conrado Yap and carries the hull number PS-39.

The ship’s name refers to a decorated Philippine Army captain who fought in the Korean War.

After the ceremony at Jinhae Naval Base that was attended by the PN’s chief Adm Robert Empedrad, the corvette was scheduled to sail for its new home in the company of the LPD BRP Davao Del Sur, which had previously been in Vladivostok

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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