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  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has launched the sixth ship of the LCU MK IV project during a March 12 ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata. LCU L-56, as the ship was named, is the sixth vessel of the series of eight Landing Craft Utility Ships being designed and built by the Indian shipbuilder M/s […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Indian shipbuilder Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers (GRSE) says it has delivered its 100th warship, following the delivery of Landing Craft Utility L-56 to the Indian Navy in a ceremony on March 30. GRSE said the milestone was achieved through vessel deliveries to the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and Mauritius Coast Guard. The […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indian Navy commissioned its second landing craft utility vessel LCU L52 in a ceremony at Port Blair, on August 21. LCU L52 is the second of overall eight units in the class planned for construction. The commissioning ceremony took place almost three years after the vessel was launched in Kolkata, in September 2014. The amphibious […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy commissioned its third Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV in a ceremony at Port Blair on April 25. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. INLCU L53 was designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata and will be […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Assault Craft Unit 2’s (ACU2) Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1644 began repairs at Norfolk Ship Support Activity’s (NSSA) Dynamic (AFDL-6) Dry-dock at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Aug. 11.   LCU-1644 became the first vessel docked at Dynamic since the dry-dock itself underwent repairs during an availability that began in 2013. “This was a big […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indian Navy commissioned the first of eight landing craft utility vessels that are built for the navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers. Designated as INLCU L51, the vessel was commissioned by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma on March 28. The LCU is a 900-ton ship measuring 62.8 meters in length and 11 meters in breadth. The ship is […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) Production Department completed repairs to Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1653, dry docked in Dynamic (AFDL 6) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Sept. 1. LCU-1653, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, suffered damage to the aft starboard side of her hull during training exercises this summer. Hull Maintenance […]

  • 24 March 2015

    The fourth ship in the series of eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2095, for the Indian Navy was launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, on 23 March. Two LCUs were earlier launched on March 12 and September 23, last year. The third LCU was launched on January 16, […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The fifth Landing Craft Utility ship of LCU MK IV project, was launched at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd shipyard in Kolkata on December 7. Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE Ltd, commenced the proceedings with a formal welcome, which was followed by an address by the Chief Guest. Vice […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy has commissioned its sixth landing craft utility (LCU 56) in a milestone for both the navy and shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). LCU 56 is the sixth of eight units in the class and the 100th navy ship to be delivered by the shipbuilder since 1961. The LCU was […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Landing Craft Utilities (LCUs) have a history of providing an effective means of transport for the Marines and their amphibious units. Onboard the amphibious docking ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) one LCU is ensuring the job gets done during exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Boatswain’s Mate Chief Gerren Alexander from Maysville, Kentucky, Boatmaster of Landing Craft […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Turkish Navy maintains a large fleet of medium sized landing vessels. There are 25 LCT’s and 16 LCM’s according to Jane’s fighting Ships in the inventory of Turkish Navy. The newest of these vessels is more than 20 years old and their top speed is around 8,5 knots. In 2007, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (UDI), submitted […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Indian Navy’s third Landing Craft Utility, Yard 2094, was launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, on 16 January 2015. The vessel, which was named ‘LCU L53’, is the third vessel in the series of eight Landing Craft Utility Ships being built by GRSE for the Indian Navy. The first LCU was launched […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) awarded Jet Dock Systems, Inc. a contract for modular floating boat docks July 31.   The amount awarded to Jet Dock Systems, Inc. is $143, 644.81 for one 50 ft. modular, floating, drive-on docking systems for the Maritime Prepositioning Force Utility Boat (MPFUB), with an […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has announced the names of another batch of Sentinel-class fast response cutters to be built by Bollinger Shipyards. The service said each vessel is being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the US Revenue Cutter Service, the US Lifesaving Service […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian navy has commissioned its fourth Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV, IN LCU L54, in a ceremony at Port Blair on South Andaman Island. The ceremony took place Friday and was led by Indian Navy Chief of Materiel, Vice Admiral GS Pabby. A total of 8 vessels in the class are planned to be built for the Indian […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Indian shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers launched the Indian Navy’s seventh MK IV landing craft utility in Kolkata, on November 24. LCU-L57, as the vessel was named during the ceremony, is the seventh vessel in the series of eight landing craft utility ships being designed and built by M/s GRSE for the Indian Navy. The ship […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on February 8, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the navy, which […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) has concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The navy announced this on October 31, after the ship completed a series of in-port and underway demonstrations. “This level of performance is among the best I’ve seen for this class. We continue […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs.” Consistent with the Fleet’s views on the most valued capabilities delivered by a small surface combatant, the modified LCS ship will be more lethal and survivable. It will […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has ordered further two Landing Craft Utility vessels from Louisiana-based Swiftships LLC under a $26.7 million contract modification announced by the US defense department on February 4. The newly-ordered LCU 1701 and 1702 are the second and third in their class. A contract for the lead unit in the class was […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Industry news

    Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed builder’s sea trials on Lake Michigan, Oct. 24. After more than two years, the shipbuilders of Marinette Marine Corporation received one of the ultimate rewards of their trade – watching PCU Fort Worth proceed down the Menominee River and out into Lake Michigan under her own power […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s 36th littoral combat ship will be named USS Kingsville (LCS 36) in honor of the city of Kingsville, Texas, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. The Independence-variant is the first US Navy ship to bear the name. “I am pleased to name a future Independence-variant LCS USS Kingsville,” said Secretary of […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Training & Education

    U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ships concluded the maritime portion of exercise Foal Eagle, March 11. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), and USS Lassen (DDG 82) operated with a total of 16 ROK Navy ships in port and at sea for seven […]

  • 10 March 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG115), will be commissioned July 29 in California, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy Sean J. Stackley has announced. The ceremony will take place at Naval Air Station North Island. Rafael Peralta is the 65th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the third of the DDG 51 Flight […]

  • 16 March 2018

    Future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) Tulsa (LCS 16) has successfully completed acceptance trials after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The trials, concluded on March 9, are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the navy. During the trials, the navy conducted […]

  • 30 June 2015

    Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony yesterday, June 29, for the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in its construction. This ship is the fifth Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Due to […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Littoral combat ships have the unique ability to be part of customizable surface warfare, mine warfare or anti-submarine warfare mission packages, providing fleet commanders significant capability and flexibility. Currently deployed to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance, littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is embarked with a […]