Handing over of third Mark IV LCU class vessel ‘L53’ to Indian Navy

Issue: 1 / 2018

The third of the eight Mark IV LCU vessels ‘L53’, built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally handed over to the Indian Navy on January 9, 2018, at GRSE, Kolkata.

L53 is fitted with two MTU 16V 4000 M 53 marine diesel engines each fitted with one fixed pitch propeller generating 2 X 1840 KW power. She is also fitted with 2 X CRN-91 indigenous 30 mm Guns, 2 X HMG and 4 X MMG to provide artillery fire support during attack missions.