Amphibious ship LCU L-56 commissioned into Navy

  1. IN LCU L-56, the sixth ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class has been commissioned into the Indian Navy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata
  5. The ship would be administered and based in Port Blair under the Naval Component Commander (NAVCC) in Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC).