Another landing craft utility (LCU),L-56, was received by the Indian Navy Saturday. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, built and designed the warship. The LCU was the hundredth warship of GRSE. The ship can accommodate 216 staff and has two indigenous CRN 91 guns, read a GRSE statement.
“The LCU is 63 meters long and 11 meters wide and has an 830 T displacement with a 1.7 m low draught. It can reach 15 knots speed. The ship is fitted with the state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems such as Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Integrated Platform Management System,” read the statement.
The first Indian shipyard to manufacture and deliver 100 warships to the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and Mauritius Coast Guard emerged from GRSE.
The 100th Warship, IN LCUL-56, was formally handed over to the Ship Commanding Officer, Lt. Cdr, by GRSE CMD Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd.). Narayanan’s Gopinath. It is the sixth of eight such vessels for the Navy. The construction of the other two warships is progressing as per the schedule.GRSE has developed the design of these LCU Mark – IV ships in accordance with the requirements of the Navy.
Over the past 22 months, GRSE has delivered eight warships.