BRP Enrique Jurado (PG-371) and Dennis Altman

The BRP Enrique Jurado (PG-371) is the second ship of the Jose Andrada class coastal patrol boats of the Philippine Navy. It is part of the first batch of its class ordered through US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) in 1989, and was commissioned with the Philippine Navy on 24 June 1991. It was initially designated as Fast Patrol Craft, and was numbered "DF-371", but later on was re-designated as a Patrol Gunboat, and was finally re-numbered as "PG-371".

Contents 1 Technical Details 2 Footnotes 3 References 4 External links

Technical Details

The ship was built to US Coast Guard standards with aluminum hull and superstructure. She is powered by two Detroit Diesel 16V-92TA Diesel Engines with a combined power of around 2,800 hp driving two propellers for a maximum speed of 28 knots (52 km/h). Maximum range is 1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h), or alternatively 600 nmi (1,100 km) at 24 knots (44 km/h).

The ship originally designed to carry one bow Mk.3 40 mm gun, one 81 mm mortar aft, and four 12.7 mm/50 caliber machine guns. Instead, she is armed with only four M2HB Browning 12.7 mm/50 caliber machine guns on Mk.26 mounts, with two positioned forward and two aft; and two M60 7.62 mm/30 caliber machine guns, both mounted amidships. The ship can carry 4,000 rounds of 12.7 mm and 2,000 rounds of 7.62 mm A large "Big Eyes" binocular is also carried on tripod mounts, one on the forecastle and one just above the mast.

As part of the first batch (PG-370 to PG-378), it is not equipped with Mk.38 Mod.0 M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun that her other sister ships carry. It was planned to install either a stabilized or unstabilized M242 25 mm Bushmaster chain gun on her bow after some minor modifications, but as of to date has not materialized.

She is equipped with a Raytheon AN/SPS-64(V)11 surface search and navigation radar but with a smaller antenna as those used in bigger Philippine Navy ships.

A 4-meter rigid inflatable boat powered by a 40-hp outboard motor is stowed amidships. Footnotes ^ All sources refer to the same engine, although with different horsepower rating. But official specs from manufacturer indicates a 1,400 hp rating for each engine. ^ Sources vary on weapons mount of this ship, with most indicating the presence of a Bushmaster 25mm chain gun on a Mk.38 mount. Recent photos does not show said weapon or mount, so are other ships from the first batch (PG-370 to PG-378)

Dennis Altman and BRP Enrique Jurado (PG-371)

Dennis Patkin Altman (born 16 August 1943) is an Australian academic and pioneering gay rights activist.

Altman was born in Sydney, New South Wales to Jewish immigrant parents, and spent most of his childhood in Hobart, Tasmania. In 1964 he won a Fulbright scholarship to Cornell University, where he met and began working with leading American gay activists. Returning to Australia in 1969, he taught politics at the University of Sydney, and in 1971, published his book Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation—considered an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. Among his prophetic constructions were "the polymorphous whole" and his posing of the notion of "the end of the homosexual", in which the potential for both heterosexual and homosexual behaviour becomes a widespread cultural and psychological phenomenon. In 2005, he also published Gore Vidal's America, a study, as the title suggests, of Gore Vidal and his writings on history, politics, sex, and religion.

In 1985, Altman accepted an appointment at La Trobe University, where he later became professor of politics; he was appointed the Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University from January 2005. Since 2009 Altman has been the director of the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University.

Altman has delivered speeches on the topic of sexual liberation. One of his most known and appreciated speeches, Human beings can be much more than they have allowed themselves to be, was delivered at the first Gay Liberation Group meeting at the University of Sydney on 19 January 1972.

In his preface to The City and the Pillar, Gore Vidal writes that Altman brought the book back with him but it was seized at Sydney Airport and subsequently declared obscene by a judge who also observed that the law was "absurd", thus leading to its repeal some time later.

Altman is also an active member of organisations that are dedicated to creating a better life for homosexuals, serving on the Australian National Council on AIDS and other international organisations including the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific, of which (as of the 2005 Kobe ICAAP Congress) he is president. Although strongly identified with gay rights, Altman contributes to more widely based organisations. In October 2006 he was elected to the board of Oxfam Australia. In 2010 he stepped down from this position.

In 1997 Altman wrote an essay, "Global gaze/global gays", in which he proposes that there are cultural connections between homosexuals in different countries, and that there is a nascent global gay culture.

Altman is a longtime patron of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

In March 2013 Altman wrote about the death of his partner of 22 years, Anthony Smith, who died from lung cancer in November 2012. Publications Altman, Dennis (1971). Homosexual: oppression and liberation. Outerbridge & Dienstfrey. p. 242 pages. ISBN 0-87690-039-2.  Altman, Dennis (1979). Coming out in the seventies (a collection of his writings). Sydney: Wild and Woolley. p. 305 pages. ISBN 978-0-226-01606-1.  Altman, Dennis (1980). Rehearsals for change : politics and culture in Australia. Sydney: Fontana/Collins.  Altman, Dennis (1982). The homosexualization of America : the Americanization of the homosexual. New York: St. Martin's Press.  Altman, Dennis (1986). AIDS in the mind of America. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday.  Altman, Dennis (1993). The comfort of men. Port Melbourne, Vic.: W. Heinemann Australia.  Altman, Dennis (1994). Power and community : organizational and cultural responses to AIDS. London ; Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis.  Altman, Dennis (1997). Defying gravity : a political life. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.  Altman, Dennis (2001). Global sex. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. p. 192 pages. ISBN 978-0-226-01606-1.  Altman, Dennis (2005). Gore Vidal's America. Cambridge ; Malden, MA: Polity.  Altman, Dennis (2006). 51st state?. Carlton North, Vic.: Scribe Short Books.  Altman, Dennis (2013). The End of Homosexual?. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press. 
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