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Philippine Navy Warship Participation in 3rd Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (2018)

Posted : Jul 08, 2019

03 - 09 May 2018; Komodo exercise acknowledge as one of the most activities in Military Operation Other Than War (MOOTW). It has been recognised as one of regional flagged events, promoting stability and peace in the region through non-combatant scenarios.

BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15) is an offshore patrol vessel of the Philippine Navy and the lead ship of her class. She is the second ship of the Philippine Navy to be named after Gregorio del Pilar, a Filipino revolutionary general known for his role at the Battle of Tirad Pass. She was originally designated as "PF-15" from 2011 to mid-2016 when the PN adopted a new code designation system, re-designating her to "FF-15" and in 2019, PN redesignated her to PS-15 and downgraded the status of the class from frigate to patrol ship

The ship now known as BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15) was launched on December 18, 1965 at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana as USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715) and was named for Alexander Hamilton the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and founder of the United States Revenue Cutter Service. Hamilton was commissioned March 18, 1967.