Mk.2 & Mk.3 LANDING CRAFT
Vessel Type: Landing Craft.
Numbers & Type
with Commission Dates:
Names & Pennant Numbers:
Length - 57.50 metres.
Displacement: 500 tons full load.
Main Machinery: Three Kirloskar-MAN V8V 17.5/22 AMAL diesel engines, each rated at 562 bhp (providing 1686 bhp total), driving 3 shafts.
Maximum Speed: 11.5 knots.
Maximum Range: 1000 miles at 8 knots.
Complement: 207 total (including troops).
Military Lift: 250 tons; 2 PT-76 or 2 APCs. 120 Troops.
Radar: Navigation; One Racal Decca 1629 radar at I-band frequency.
Weapons: Two Bofors 40mm/60 guns (aft). Can also deploy mines.
Comments: These vessels were all built at the Goa SY and use pennant numbers instead of names. The names associated with them are for other yard craft. L32 & L33 may have been decommissioned in 2002. The vessels from pennant numbers L36 onwards, have a considerably modified superstructure and a higher bulwark on the cargo deck.
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