The Seventh of the Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) IN LCU L 57,built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, a Mini Ratna Category 1 & leading shipyard of the countrywas commissioned today at Port Blair by Lt. General PS Rajeshwar PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC CINCAN. The ship is the 103rd warship delivered by GRSE.
GRSE’s association with the Indian Navy is long and strong as over the last six decades the shipyard has been building warships and other vessels for the country’s Navy and Coast Guard. Over last 60 years, GRSE has built and delivered over 780 platforms which include 104 warships to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard & Government of Mauritius which is highest number of warships built & delivered by any shipyard in the country. Incidentally, the 100th warship delivered by GRSE was also a Landing Craft Utility, IN L 56. The first ship of the Mark IV LCU Vessels IN LCU L-51 was commissioned into Indian Navy in March 2017.
From building 05 ton boats to 24600-ton Fleet Tanker, GRSE has done it all and has proved its mettle as a pioneer warship builder of the nation.GRSE built ships are varied in their range and scope.