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Balikpapan Class Heavy Landing Craft (LCH)

Vessel Type

Landing Craft Heavy

Builder

Walker

Operators

Royal Australian Navy Papua New Guinea Defence Force

Crew

13

Displacement

323t (511t when loaded)

Length

44.75m

Beam

10m

Cargo

Three battle tanks, 23 quarter ton trucks or 13 armoured personnel carriers

Personnel

400 fully equipped troops on short ship to shore voyages or 60 troops on longer voyages

Speed

9kt

Maximum Range

2,280nmi with 150t load

Engines

2 x GE diesel engines

Guns

2 x 0.50in machine guns
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