Landing platform dock BRP Davao del Sur (LD 602)

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Classification

Type:
type: Amphibious transport dock

Basic information

Namesake:
Province of Davao del Sur
Country of build:
Builder:
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Operator:
Laid down:
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IMO number:
9 745 641
MMSI:
525100362

Ship measurements

Displacement:
11583 t
Length:
123 m
Beam (overall):
21.8 m
Draught:
5 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 1 * MAN D2842 LE301 diesel generator
  • CODAD arrangement:
  • 2 * MAN-STX 8L27/38 diesel engines, each producing 3,915 bhp (2,920 kW)
  • Total diesel engine output: 7,830 bhp (5,840 kW)
Speed:
16 knots
Range:
9,360 nautical miles (17,300 km)

Crew

Complement:
121

Combat assets

Troops:
500
Capacity:
  • 500 troops plus associated vehicles and equipment
Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * LCU or LCM at floodable well decks
  • 2 * RHIB or LCVP at boat davits
Electronics:
  • Furuno X-band & S-band navigation radars
  • Combat management system (planned)
  • Surface search radar (planned)
  • Air search radar (planned)
  • Electro-Optical Fire Control System (planned)
  • Electronic Warfare Suite (planned)
Armament:
  • 1 * 76mm main gun on the foredeck (planned)
  • 2 * 25mm secondary guns, one each on port and starboard sides (planned)
  • 6 * .50 caliber machine guns
Aircraft:
  • 2 * AW109E Power
  • Aviation facilities:
  • Hangar for 1 medium (10-ton) helicopter
  • Flight deck for 2 medium (10-ton) helicopters

BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) is the second ship of the Tarlac-class landing platform dock of the Philippine Navy. She was launched on 29 September 2016 and she was commissioned into Philippine Navy service on 31 May 2017.

During the second week of May 2018, the BRP Davao del Sur participated in the Balikatan Exercise with US Forces together with the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16).

BRP Davao Del Sur was deployed with BRP Andrés Bonifacio (FF-17) to RIMPAC 2018, starting their voyage on June 11, 2018 and rendezvousing with ships from several regional navies and arriving at Pearl Harbor on June 27, 2018.

In June 2019, the ship transported the Marine Battalion Landing Team from Zamboanga City to its new assignment in Palawan. Along the way, the BRP Davao del Sur conducted a Meeting Procedure and Photo Exercise with the Escort Flotilla One of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force off the coast of Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi in the Sulu Sea. The Japanese ships consisted of the JS Izumo (DDH-183), JS Murasame and JS Akebono.

In August 2019, the ship and its 300-man Contingent sailed from Vladivostok, Russia to meet up at sea with the BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) in South Korea for a Group Sail back to the Philippines. Both ships were then given Arrival Honors at the Manila South Harbor which included a Meeting Procedure at sea with the BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35).

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