Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP)

Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP)
Type Amphibious Warfare Other Vessels
Builder Geraldton Boat Builders, Western Australia
Displacement 7 tonnes (full load)
Length 13.2 metres
Beam 3.5 metres
Main Machinery Two 400hp Volvo Penta Sterndrives
Speed 22 knots, 15 knots (full load)
Company 3

Since 1993 the Royal Australian Navy has operated four Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel from the Landing Ship, Heavy (LSH) HMAS Tobruk (2 LCVP) and Replenishment Oiler (AOR) HMAS Success (1 LCVP). One LCVP is held in reserve and is operated by Defence Maritime Services at Garden Island, Sydney, who are also responsible for the maintenance of these craft.

These aluminium craft were built by Geraldton Boat Builders and can carry up to 36 personnel or a Land Rover with a half-ton trailer.

HMAS Tobruk's Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP) prepares to come alongside at the main wharf in Rabaul, with HMAS Tobruk in the background during Pacific Partnership 2010.
HMAS Tobruk's Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP) prepares to come alongside at the main wharf in Rabaul, with HMAS Tobruk in the background during Pacific Partnership 2010.