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By Sea
Equipment / commando

By Sea

Offloading troops and equipment to the most rugged coastlines in the most testing conditions is made possible with our versatile fleet of amphibious landings craft.

Raiding craft

Royal Marines from 45 Commando disembarking the Offshore Raiding Craft
Raiding craft

Offshore Raiding Craft

Fast and versatile craft capable of transporting 12 Royal Marines Commandos at a time. Getting troops to the front line, extracting them again and providing fire cover in combat situations.

Small enough to get where it’s needed by any means: launched by a trailer, under-slung from a helicopter, and secured to the deck of a ship or aircraft hold.

42 Commando speeding towards camera in a Pac 24 boat
Raiding Craft

Pacific 24

Intended for supporting anti-piracy operations, border control and force protection, the Pacific 24 is a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) that is extensively deployed from the Royal Navy’s surface fleet.

Pac 24s have been a stalwart of the Royal Navy for the past 25 years, and the latest version, the MK4, has advanced shock mitigation and propulsion systems and a capacity to accommodate six passengers and two crew members.

47 Commandotravelling away from Plymouth in an Inflatable Raiding Craft
Raiding Craft

Inflatable Raiding Craft

Stowed in submarines and motherships, the Inflatable Landing Craft (IRC) is the backbone of sea boat operations; from life-saving search and rescue missions, to board-and-search operations.

Measuring 5x1.9 metres, it is the smallest amphibious craft used by the Royal Marines and can be inflated (by foot or by C02 tank) and ready to go in a matter of minutes. IRCs are typically powered by a single 50 horse-power outboard motor or, when stealth is required, paddled.

See us in action

Tackling drug smugglers and terrorists

Boarding an enemy ship at night is exhilarating, intimidating, and incredibly dangerous. We’re stepping directly into a potential combat situation, planning for the unexpected as it happens.

For 42 Commando, it’s all in a day’s work. The epitome of professionalism - delivering against the task, every time.

Landing craft

Royal Marines transit back to HMS Albion in a LCVP
Landing craft


At 15.7 metres long and 4.3 metres wide, our Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) is capable of carrying a close combat company of 35 fully-equipped Commandos, or vehicles (such as the Viking).

The LCVP MK5 can travel at speeds of up to 25 knots and has a range of over 210 nautical miles.  

Marines unloading vehicles from an LCU
Landing craft


At 29 metres long and 7.4 metres wide, our Landing Craft Utility (LCU) can transport up to 120 Royal Marines Commandos or four Viking APVs (or one Challenger battle tank) at a time.

The LCU MK10 can travel at speeds of up to at eight knots and has a range of over 600 nautical miles.