INLCU L51 commissioned into Indian Navy aims to boost ‘Make-in-India’ initiative

Posted on:30 Mar 2017 13:40:45
INLCU L51 commissioned into Indian Navy aims to boost ‘Make-in-India’ initiative
30 March 2017 Current Affairs: The INLCU L51 was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Port Blair. The ship was commissioned by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command.

INLCU L51 has been built by Kolkata-based M/s Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE).

Amongst the eight ships of the LCU Mk IV Class, LCU 51 ranks first in them.

Cdr Vishwesh S Nadkarni is in charge of LCU 51.

Specifications of LCU 51:

Displacement (Weight): 900 tons

Length: 62.8 m

Breadth: 11 m

Engines: 02 MTU diesel engines of 1840 Kw rating which can sustain speeds up to 15 knots

Important Terms:

LCU: Landing Craft Utility – Type of boats that are used for movement of troops, equipments and vehicles to and fro larger carriers and shore.

Mk IV: Pronounced as Mark 4 – It refers to the fourth version/model/variant of a product especially in context of defence equipments.

Knots: Unit of Speed.

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