LCVP (Australia)

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A Royal Australian Navy LCVP in 2010
Royal Australian Navy LCVP T 6 in 2010
Class overview
Builders: Geraldton Boat Builders
Operators:  Royal Australian Navy
Built: 1993
In service: 1993–current
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Landing craft
Displacement: 5.5 tons
Length: 13.2 m (43 ft)
Beam: 3.36 m (11.0 ft)
Draught: 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Ramps: Bow ramp
Propulsion: 2 x Volvo Penta diesels, 2 x propellers
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity: 36 personnel or a Land Rover with a half-ton trailer
Complement: 3
Notes: Data from[1]

Since 1993, the Royal Australian Navy has operated four Australian-designed and built Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (similar in size and concept to the World War II LCVP) from the landing ship, heavy HMAS Tobruk and replenishment oiler HMAS Success. These aluminum craft were built by Geraldton Boat Builders and can carry up to 36 personnel or a Land Rover with a half-ton trailer. They are maintained for the RAN by the firm DMS Maritime. As of 2007, T 4 was held in reserve at the naval base HMAS Cairns, T 5 and T 6 were carried by Tobruk, and T 7 was embarked on Success.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. Naval Institute Press. p. 26. ISBN 1-59114-955-X.