Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) delivered a new landing craft utility (LCU) to the Indian Navy on Saturday, March 30.
The vessel, which has been named L-56, is the sixth of eight Mark IV LCUs ordered by the Indian Navy from GRSE.
It has a length of 63 metres, a width of 11 metres, a displacement of 830 tonnes, a draught of 1.7 metres, and accommodation for up to 216 personnel.
Although primarily designed to transport troops and vehicles from ship to shore, L-56 can also conduct other missions such as search and rescue (SAR), disaster relief, and supply and replenishment of forward-deployed units.
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