USS LST-325

Photo by Ken Heron and provided courtesy of USS LST Memorial, Inc.

The USS LST 325 is the last fully operational WWII Landing Ship, Tank in the United States. LSTs were the largest landing craft built during World War II; their design allowed them to deliver heavy vehicles and equipment directly onto a beach as part of an amphibious invasion. During World War II, the USS LST 325 took part in invasions of Sicily, Italy, and France, carrying more than 3,000 vehicles and 11,000 men into continental Europe. LSTs proved so useful that some WWII built ships continued to see use through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. LST-325 now serves as a museum and memorial dedicated to these unique ships, their brave crews, and the shipyards which built them. For roughly 11 months out of each year, the LST 325 can be visited and toured at her home port of Evansville, Indiana. Because LST 325 remains a fully operational ship, all tours are guided per Coast Guard regulation. Tours begin at the top of each hour and last approximately 45-60 minutes. Each year the ship cruises the inland rivers to visit other cities and communities. Please see the Memorial’s website for hours and call ahead in September and October to verify that ship is in Evansville. (Description provided courtesy of USS LST Memorial, Inc.)

Website: https://lstmemorial.org/

Lat: 37.97362, Long: -87.58065 Google Maps

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