Royal Australian Navy LCVP T 6 in 2010
|Builders:||Geraldton Boat Builders|
|Operators:||Royal Australian Navy|
|Length:||13.2 m (43 ft)|
|Beam:||3.36 m (11.0 ft)|
|Draught:||0.5 m (1.6 ft)|
|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|
Since 1993, the Royal Australian Navy has operated four Australian-designed and built Landing Craft, Vehicle and 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. The craft remained in service as of 2015.
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- "Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP)". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 27 December 2015.