Turkey: ADIK Shipyard Starts Acceptance Trials for LCT Vessel C-156

ADIK Shipyard Starts Acceptance Trials for LCT Vessel C-156

On May 28th 2012 ANADOLU (ADIK) Shipyard started the Sea Acceptance Trials (SAT) of the Sixth Vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken for the Turkish Navy.

ANADOLU Shipyard has already delivered the first four vessel of the LCT project (TCG Ç-151; TCG Ç-152; TCG Ç-153; TCG Ç-154) back in March and April of this year and the Fifth Vessel (TCG Ç-155) is ready to be delivered on June 1st 2012

The SAT trails of Ç-156 are expected to be completed by the first week of June and the delivery to Turkish Navy is scheduled for the second half of June 2012.

Specifications for the LCT’s:

Length o.a: 79,85m

Beam: 11,70 m

Displacement 1155 tons full load

Speed: 20kts

Range: 400 nm / 16 knots

Propulsion: 2 x 2320 kW

Crew: 22

Cargo: 320 tons / 250 troop

The ship is a mono-hull type vessel, all steel construction, designed to meet the speed, sea keeping maneuverability and stability requirements of Turkish Naval Forces Command. The expected service life will be 30 years.


Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, May 30, 2012; Image: adik