HAND­ING OVER OF THIRD MARK IV LCU CLASS VES­SEL ‘L53’ TO IN­DIAN NAVY

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The third of the eight Mark IV LCU ves­sels ÔL53Õ, 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.

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