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This article is about its current operations as a Philippine military base. For its former operations as a United States Naval Station, see U.S. Naval Station Sangley Point
Naval Station Pascual Ledesma
Cavite Naval Base
Fort San Felipe, San Roque, Cavite City in the Philippines
Philippine Navy Special Warfare Group(SWAG).jpg
A member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Special Operations Group participates in a battlefield exercise during a combat medic subject matter expert exchange at Naval Base Cavite, Philippines.
Naval Base Cavite is located in Philippines
Naval Base Cavite
Naval Base Cavite
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates 14°28′54″N 120°54′58″E / 14.48167°N 120.91611°E / 14.48167; 120.91611Coordinates: 14°28′54″N 120°54′58″E / 14.48167°N 120.91611°E / 14.48167; 120.91611
Type Naval base
Area 9 hectares (22 acres)
Site information
Owner Armed Forces of the Philippines
Controlled by  Philippine Navy
Open to
the public
Condition Active
Site history
Built late 16th century
Built by Spanish East Indies
In use Spanish shipyard: late 16th century – early 19th century
Spanish naval station: early 19th century – 1898
U.S. Naval facility: 1898–1971
Philippine Naval facility: 1971–present
Battles/wars Battle of Manila Bay
Events Cavite Mutiny of 1872
Garrison information
Cmdre. Romeo Santiago Nebres, AFP
Garrison Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC)
Naval Logistics Center (NLC)

Naval Station Pascual Ledesma, also known as Cavite Naval Base or Cavite Navy Yard, is a military installation of the Navy of the Philippines in Cavite City in the Province of Cavite. The 9-hectare (22-acre) naval base is located at the easternmost end of Cavite Point in the San Roque district (specifically Fort San Felipe) of the city. It was named after Cmdre. Pascual Ledesma (b. May 17, 1843 – d. June 6, 1917), a leader of the Philippine revolution and the first Officer-In-Command of the Philippine Navy.


See U.S. Naval Station Sangley Point and Cavite City for additional information and history

The port town of Cavite Nuevo was established after the Spanish colonizers found that the deep waters around the tip of Cavite Point (Cavite la Punta) are suitable for large ships and established the Astillero de Rivera (Rivera Shipyard). It became the main seaport of the City of Manila and the staging port for the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade. After the demise of the galleon trade, the shipyard became the Spanish Arsenal.[1]

American colonial period[edit]

When the sovereignty of the Philippines was ceded to the Americans after the Spanish–American War, the U.S. took over all the military stations left by the Spaniards including the Cavite Naval Yard. The American made several modifications and improvements, but also included the demolition of Fort Guadalupe and partially of Fort San Felipe.

World War II[edit]

In 1941, the 16th Naval District was established in the navy yard during the American colonial period. It is the same place the Japanese forces used as a headquarters after they conquered Cavite during the Second World War.[1]

Change of name[edit]

In line with Philippine Navy General Order number 229 dated July 7, 2009, the naval installations were renamed to honor esteemed predecessors in the military/naval service who fought for the protection of the nation's sovereignty, territorial integrity, democracy, and the maritime interests of the country. With this, the Naval Base Cavite, the naval station in Fort San Felipe, was assigned the name Naval Station Pascual Ledesma.[2]

Major commands and units[edit]

Naval Base Cavite provides support services to the Philippine Navy and other Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tenant units in the base complex, such as refueling, re-watering, shore power connections, berthing, ferry services, tugboat assistance, sludge disposal services and housing.[3]

Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC)[edit]

Formerly the Naval Support Command (NASCOM), the Vaval Sea System Command operates the country's military shipyards providing repair and maintenance of all Navy ships and aircraft and their weapons. They develop new technologies for the Navy and maintains their communications and electronic equipment in order to sustain the naval defense capability of the Philippine Navy. It is the biggest industrial complex of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Naval Logistics Center (NLC)[edit]

NLC began as the OSP supply center under the finance branch of the Philippine Army for supporting the few vessels turned over by the US Navy. In October 1947, the supply center was elevated to a regular division and paved the way to the establishment of the general supply depot named as the Naval Supply Center in 1950. It was placed under control of the Commander, Naval Shore Establishment, later called the Fleet Support Command and the Naval Support Command in 1967.

It is now called the Naval Logistics Center. The depot procures and maintains, manages supplies and raw materials, operates equipment and facilities and render related services in support of the logistics requirement of Philippine Navy units.[4]


Located within the base is the Cavite Naval Hospital (CNH), a medical facility that provides hospital and out-patient services to Philippine Navy personnel and their dependents. It is located on P. Zamora Extension/Reynoso Road,(14°28′58.6″N 120°54′52.5″E / 14.482944°N 120.914583°E / 14.482944; 120.914583 (Cavite Naval Hospital)) adjacent to the navy chapel. The other naval hospital, Manila Navy Hospital is located in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, Metro Manila.[3]


Naval Base Cavite is served by the Stella Maris Chapel, a Roman Catholic military chaplaincy located on P. Zamora Ext. (or Reynoso Rd)(14°28′59.3″N 120°54′50.4″E / 14.483139°N 120.914000°E / 14.483139; 120.914000 (Stella Maris Chapel)) inside the base in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fuerza de San Felipe Neri". Muog.
  2. ^ Arevalo, Lt. Col. Edgardo A. (2009-08-20). "Navy Renames Bases and Stations After Predecessors". The Philippine Navy Today. Retrieved on 2014.(Article is truncated.)
  3. ^ a b Pike, John. "Philippine Navy Organization". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved on 2014-10-21.
  4. ^ (2012-11-15). Philippine Navy (Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas)". Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas.
  5. ^ "Stella Maris Chapel". Facebook. Retrieved on 2014-10-21.

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