Philippine Navy's newest warship heads for Hawaii
BRP Ramon Alcaraz left the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina, on 10 June 2013 to begin its journey to the Philippines. (US Coast Guard)
Grace Jean, Washington, DC - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
08 July 2013
After becoming, in June 2013, the first Filipino warship to transit the Panama Canal, the Philippine Navy's (PN's) newest acquisition BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) resumed its voyage home on 5 July, departing San Diego, California, and sailing for its next port-of-call in Hawaii, officials announced.
Ramon Alcaraz , formerly the US Coast Guard's cutter USCGC Dallas , had stopped in San Diego on 28 June for a planned port call to refuel and restock during its transit to the Philippines from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
The ship is expected to arrive in the Philippines in early August and is scheduled for commissioning in September, according to the state-run Philippines News Agency.