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Philippine Navy decommissions Second World War-era corvette

02 October 2019
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The Philippine Navy has decommissioned another PCE 827-class corvette, BRP Cebu (28).

The vessel, which was launched by Albina Machine and Engine Works in Portland, United States, in 1944, was retired in a decommissioning ceremony on 1 October after 71 years of service in the Philippines.

Cebu ’s decommission has come months after the retirement of another PCE 827-class ship, Sultan Kudarat , which was taken out of service in April 2019.

Prior to it being commissioned by the Philippine Navy in 1948, Cebu was operated by the US Navy (USN) as a patrol and escort vessel known as USS PCE-881.

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