Post by cplhawkeye1950 on Jun 23, 2011 11:29:05 GMT -5
I was going over my fathers effects and found that the ship he served on USS Amick DE 168 was commissioned to the Philippine Navy as BRP Datu Sikatuna (PF - 5) on 27 February 1976. After move than years of meritorious service to the Philippine Navy she was decommissioned 20 March 1980 . At that time she was moored at Cavite Naval Base, Ft San Felipe, Cavite City , Phililppines. What I was wondering if she has been scraped or still afloat. I have only 1 picture of her but was thinking is there any other pictures of her either in US Service or Philippine Navy Service. I know its a very long shot. Thanks Gregg
Post by cplhawkeye1950 on Jun 24, 2011 7:20:01 GMT -5
Here is the picture when it was in the Philippine Navy.
I found a letter dated 22 September 1998 to my father from the Defense and Armed Forces Affairs Office Embassy of the Philippines 1600 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC Letter was signed by Danilo Augusto B Francia Colonel PAF(GSC) Defense Air & Naval Attache
Here's the info on wiki; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRP_Datu_Sikatuna_%28PF-5%29 " With these upgrades, she was formally commissioned to the Philippine Navy in 1980, and formed the backbone of the Philippine Fleet together with 2 of her sister ships and other ex-US Navy destroyer escorts. She was reclassified as BRP Datu Sikatuna (PF-5), now using the "BRP" ship naming standard and carrying a "Frigate" classification, and served until 1989 when she was decommissioned and scrapped. She became a parts hulk for the remaining ship of her class, the BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11)."