HMAS Sirius (O 266) – November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017 | History | Military | United States

In 2010, Sirius was approved to carry and deploy boarding parties. This capability was tested during Exercise Kakadu 10, along with the ship’s first ever dual replenishment. HMAS SIRIUS (O 266) Sirius has a full load displacement of 46,775 tonnes, is 191.3 metres (628 ft) in length, with a beam of 32 metres (105 ft) Read More

BRP Filipino Flojo (PG-386) – November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017 | History | Philippine Coast Guard | Philippines

BRP Filipino Flojo (PG-386) is a Jose Andrada-class patrol craft of the Philippine Navy. She is currently in active service. BRP Filipino Flojo In 1989, the Philippines placed an order of 4 fast patrol craft with Trinity-Equitable (formerly Halter-Marine Equitable) for USD9.4 million. The first of the four vessels, arrived on August 20, 1990, was Read More

USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) – November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 | History | Military | United States

Salvor was laid down on 16 September 1983 by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; launched on 28 July 1984; and commissioned on 14 June 1986. USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) Salvor is the third ship of the auxiliary rescue and salvage class of vessel constructed for the US Navy. The rugged construction of this steel-hulled vessel, combined Read More

Milling on the dock of the bay

October 27, 2017 | History | Logistics | United States

Back in 1965, when the iconic song “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” was released by the great Otis Redding, Subic Bay was the United States’ largest overseas military base. Stretching across a mammoth 262 square miles, roughly the size of Singapore, the base ringed one of Asia’s most natural deep water harbors, located Read More

RN Nikolay Vilkov 081 – October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 | History | Military | Russia

The ships are on a goodwill visit until October 26. Two other Russian Navy ships, Nikolay Vilkov 081 and Foty Krylov docked at the Port of Subic in Olongapo City where they will stay until October 25. Nikolay Vilkov 081 The ships are on a goodwill visit until October 26. Two other Russian Navy ships, Read More