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BRP Waray (LC-288)
Career (Australia) Naval Ensign of Australia.svg
Name: HMAS Betano
Builder: Walkers Limited (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)
Laid down: September 1972
Launched: 5 December 1972
Commissioned: 8 February 1974
Decommissioned: 12 December 2012
Fate: transferred to Philippine Navy.
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Name: BRP Waray
Namesake: Waray people, a Filipino ethnic group located in the eastern Visayas islands of Leyte and Samar, Philippines
Operator: Philippine Navy
Acquired: 2016
Commissioned: 1 June 2016
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
Class & type: Ivatan-class (Balikpapan class)
Type: Landing Craft Heavy
Displacement:
  • 364 tons standard
    517 tons full load
Length: 44.5 m (146 ft)
Beam: 10.1 m (33 ft)
Draft: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × General Motors Detroit 6–71 diesel motors (original)
    2 × Caterpillar 3406E diesel engines (RAN since 2005)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Range:
  • 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) unladen
    1,300 nautical miles (2,400 km; 1,500 mi) with 175 tons of cargo
Capacity: 180 tons of cargo
Complement: 16
Sensors and
processing systems:
Racal Decca Bridgemaster I-band navigational radar
Armament: two 7.62 mm (0.300 in) machine guns

The BRP Waray (LC-288) is a heavy landing craft of the Philippine Navy. From 1972 to 2012, it was known as HMAS Betano (L 133) and served the Royal Australian Navy. [1] which was decommissioned on December 2012, stored until it was sold by the Australian government to the Philippine Navy to assist in improving the country's Humaritarian and Disaster Relief capabilities.[2]

Prior to commissioning with the Philippine Navy, the ship, together with the former HMAS Balikpapan and HMAS Wewak, underwent refurbishing, refit, and servicing works in Cebu for a few month.[3]

The ship was commissioned to Philippine Navy, together with 2 other sisterships and a new landing platform dock, on 1 June 2016 in Manila.[4]

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