Initial Operational Capability (IOC): March 2017
Total Production: 8
Origin: India
Corporations: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
Parent System: LCU Mk IV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): March 2017
Total Production: 8
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Description: The Landing Craft Unit Mark IV (LCU Mk IV) is an indigenously designed and built craft by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) on behalf of the Indian Navy. These vessels have been designed to transport main battle tanks (MBTs), armored vehicles and troops from amphibious ships off the coast to enemy shores. The LCU Mk IVs are fitted with advanced integrated platform management system for remote control of propulsion, auxiliary and power generating equipment. The armament includes two CRN-91 30mm gun systems to provide fire support during amphibious landing operations. Besides, these ships can serve as maritime security boats, for humanitarian relief operations, evacuation from distant islands, search and rescue (SAR) and peacekeeping missions. The Indian Navy plans call for the procurement of eight crafts beginning in 2014. Finally, the first boat was commission in March 2017.

LCU Mk IV Specifications

Crew: 46
Enlisted: 41
Officers: 5
Troops: 160
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Top Speed: 15 knot (27.8 kph)
Cargo: 145 ton
Full Displacement: 830 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment

Jul 20196
Dec 20185

Grand Total 81
Armored Vehicles

LCU Mk IV Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LCU L5112 Mar 2014Mar 2017-
LCU L5223 Sep 2014Sep 2017-
LCU L5316 Jan 201525 Apr 2018-
LCU L5423 Mar 201525 May 2018-
LCU L55-19 Dec 2018-
LCU L56-29 Jul 2019-
LCU L57-Dec 2019-
LCU L58-2020-

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