LCVP (Australia)

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 ex-HMAS Tobruk, replenishment oiler HMAS Success and LSD HMAS Choules. 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 2018, T4 and T6 were held in reserve at the naval base HMAS Cairns, T5 and T7 were carried by Choules .[1] The craft remained in service as of 2018.[2]

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]


  1. Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. Naval Institute Press. p. 26. ISBN 1-59114-955-X.
  2. "Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP)". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
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