- IN LCU L-56, the sixth ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class has been commissioned into the Indian Navy.
- LCU 56 is an amphibious ship. Its primary role is transportation and deployment of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Troops and Equipment from ship to shore.
- It has a displacement of 900 tonnes. It measures 62 metres in length. It is fitted with two MTU diesel engines, which provide a sustainable speed of over 15 knots. The ship is equipped with the state-of-art equipment and is armed with two 30 mm CRN-91 guns.
- The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata
- The ship would be administered and based in Port Blair under the Naval Component Commander (NAVCC) in Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC).
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