The Philippine Navy will be spending P19.1M for drydocking and repair expenses for the BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11). Re-bidding invitations were posted on PhilGEPS on October the 5th, indicating that an earlier bidding attempt had failed. The current bids (PB-296-PN-12 and PB-295-PN-12) are both due to close on the 23rd of October.
The 69-year old PF-11 (launched in 1943) is the last of the PN’s Cannon-class Patrol Frigates, and up until the arrival of the BRP Gergorio del Pilar was the Philippine Navy flagship.
US Navy photo from Balikataan 2009
BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11), an ex-USN Cannon class destroyer escort that currently serves as a Frigate in the PN, will be conducting a gunnery exercise off Palawan. Details are available on the following Coast Guard Notice to Mariners (NOTAM).
Notice To Mariners No. 201-2011
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 16:48
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:
1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0911-191
2. The Philippine Navy Vessel PF11 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on November 07, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 43 Nautical Miles Southeast off Rasa Island, Palawan
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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.
4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.
For additional information, and photographs, of this ship, see the following Timawa.net thread.