LCU 57 launched at GRSE, Kolkata
The seventh ship of LCU MK IV project was launched on November 24, 2016, at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata. The chief guest, Dr Subhash Ramarao Bhamre, Raksha Rajya Mantri, along with Vice Admiral D.M. Deshpande, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition (CWP&A), Chairman & Managing Director of GRSE and various other dignitaries were present for the launch ceremony.
Rear Admiral A.K. Verma (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director of GRSE Ltd, commenced the proceedings with a formal welcome, which was followed by an address by the chief guest.
LCU L-57 is the seventh vessel in the series of eight landing craft utility ships being designed and built by GRSE for the Indian Navy. The ship can be deployed for multi-role activities like beaching operations, humanitarian and disaster relief operations and evacuation from distant islands.