USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)

Andrés Bonifacio at sea during RIMPAC 2018. US Navy Photo.

Launched
1967
Commissioned
1968
AD/BC
AD
History

USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719) is a Hamilton-class cutter, formerly operated by the US Coast Guard. Commissioned in 1968, Boutwell had an active career with the USCG, operating from the US to the Persian Gulf, even protecting offshore oil rigs during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Decommissioned in 2016, she was transferred to the Philippines, and renamed BRP Andrés Bonifacio (FF-17). Bonifacio conducted joint exercises with the Royal Malaysian Navy the following year, and participated in RIMPAC 2018. She was re-rated from a frigate to a patrol ship earlier this year, and paid a visit to South Korea.