Navantia Starts the Cut of Steel for the First LCM-1E High-Speed Landing Craft for Australia


Navantia will build 12 units for the ALHD Canberra and the ALHD Adelaide.

Navantia has celebrated last October the cut of steel of the first LCM-1E high speed landing craft, of a series of 12 that Navantia will build for the Royal Australian Navy, to be operating on board the ALHD Canberra and ALHD Adelaide
These units are identical to the LCM-1E high speed landing crafts built by Navantia and in service with the Spanish Navy since 2007 and 2008.
Each LCM-1E weights 110 tonnes. The first four will arrive in 2014, when the first of the new ALHDs becomes operational.

The main characteristics are:

  • Length overall: 23.30m
  • Floatation length: 21.27m
  • Width: 6.40m
  • Depth: 2.80m
  • Propulsion: two 809kW diesel engines, two waterjerts propellers.
  • Speed: > 20 knots
  • Autonomy: 190 miles at full load

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