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