Turkish Navy Gets First New LCT

first_img View post tag: New View post tag: first View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Turkish View post tag: gets Turkish Navy maintains a large fleet of medium sized landing vessels. There are 25 LCT’s and 16 LCM’s according to Jane’s fighting Ships in the inventory of Turkish Navy. The newest of these vessels is more than 20 years old and their top speed is around 8,5 knots.In 2007, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (UDI), submitted a Request for Proposal for 8 LCT’s. These new vessels were to be built in Turkey and had to be fast. From the four companies that submitted to the tender, ADİK shipyard was chosen. On June 2009, a contract was signed between UDI and ADİK for the production of the ships. The exact value of the contract was not made public but it is estimated to be around 100 million EUR.The first ship Ç-151 was launched on 2 October 2010. The second ship Ç-152was launched on March 2011. As of March 2012 the first five vessels have been launched. The construction of the remaining three is continuing.According to ADIK press release each ship has over 7 kilometers of inox piping and over 50 kilometers of cabling. It took on average 400 days to construct one LCT. The LCT’s are 80 meters long. When loaded their speed can be up to 18,5 knots. Unloaded they can reach 20 knots.Specifications for the LCT’s:Length o.a: 79,85mBeam: 11,70 mDisplacement 1155 tons full loadSpeed: 20ktsRange: 400 nm / 16 ktsPropulsion: 2 x 2320 kWWeapons: 2 x 25mm; 1 x 12,7mmCrew: 22Cargo: 320 tons / 250 troops[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 12, 2012; Image: navycenter_img Turkish Navy Gets First New LCT View post tag: LCT View post tag: News by topic March 12, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy Gets First New LCT Share this articlelast_img read more