LHD Landing Craft (LLC)

The LCM-1E is a class of amphibious mechanised landing craft (LCM) manufactured by Navantia who also build the LHD hulls. Landing craft (LLC) are purpose built for the landing helicopter dock (LHD).

The LLC is intended to deliver troops and equipment onshore where there are no fixed port facilities. The LCM-1E can transport between a ship and the coast starting at a distance greater than 20 nautical miles (37 km). To perform this type of landing, the LCM-1E are equipped with a radar navigation, GPS, gyro needle/magnetic, and HF communications equipment, VHF and UHF.

Propulsion is by two engines MAN of 806 kW and two water jet propellers (waterjets), offering a speed of 22 knots without load and 13.5 knots laden, with a range of 190 nautical miles (352 km).

The LCM-1E incorporates a stern gate, facilitating the loading/unloading of rolling stock within the flood levee, with a limit of 12 tonnes maximum for the transfer of vehicles from one barge to another.

Type Landing craft
Builder Navantia
  • 56.6 tonnes (light)
  • 110 tonnes (full load)
Length 23.3 metres
Beam 6.4 metres
Range 352 kilometres
Crew 4
  • 2 x MAN D-2842 LE 402X diesel engines (809 kW each)
  • 2 x waterjets


Landing craft