GRSE Delivers Landing Craft Utility amphibious ship to Indian Navy

GRSE Delivers Landing Craft Utility amphibious ship to Indian Navy


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GRSE Delivers Landing Craft Utility amphibious ship to Indian Navy


Warship builder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has delivered a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) to Indian Navy. The LCU delivered is 7th out of eight such vessels being built for Indian Navy by Warship builder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, will add to India’s maritime security competence.



Landing Craft Utility  is an amphibious ship, that can transport and deploy main battle tanks, armored vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore. It can accommodate 216 personnel.


Features of Landing Craft Utility (LCU)



  • Landing Craft Utility is 11 metres wide, 62.8 metres long, and has a displacement of 830 tonnes, with a low draught of 1.7 metres.
  • The ship can attain a maximum speed of 15 knots and is equipped with two indigenous Close Range Naval (CRN) 91 guns to provide artillery fire support during landing operations.
  • Landing Craft Utility can  be deployed for multi-role activities such as disaster relief operations, search and rescue, supply and replenishment, beaching operations and evacuation from distant islands.


The Landing Craft Utility Mark IV class of ships, the first of which was commissioned into Indian Navy in 2016, are fitted with close to 90% indigenous equipment. The Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, one of India’s leading shipyards, located in Kolkata (West Bengal), has so far manufactured 103 warships since its inception in 1960.

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