Turkey: ADIK to Deliver Fifth Vessel of LCT Project on Friday

Turkey - ADIK to Deliver Fifth Vessel of LCT Project on Friday

The fifth vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken by ANADOLU Shipyard for the Turkish Navy, namely TCG Ç-155, will be delivered on June 1st 2012 Friday, Anadolu Shipyard announced on May 29.

A small ceremony will be organized in the Shipyard for the delivery of TCG Ç-155.

Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project consists of the acquisition of 8 ships through local design, construction and integration in order to meet operational requirements of the Turkish Naval Forces Command.

The responsibility for design, construction, system integration, performance and timely delivery is shouldered by Anadolu Deniz İnşaat Kızakları (Anadolu Shipyard or ADİK).

The primary functions of the vessels in question will be amphibious operations and troop transfer, followed by fast humanitarian and rescue aid to disaster areas.

The 1,155 tonne ship stretches 72.95 m in length and belongs to a mono-hull type of vessels. It’s all steel construction is driven by 2 X MTU 16V4000 M70 diesel engines with the ability to develop 18.0 knots at full load displacement.

This type of ship boasts of sea keeping manoeuvrability and stability requirements of the Turkish Naval Forces Command. The expected service life will be 30 years.

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World Maritime News Staff, May 30, 2012; Image: ANADOLU Shipyard