USS LST Ship Memorial, Evansville

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USS LST-325 is a decommissioned tank landing ship of the United States Navy, now docked in Evansville, Indiana. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation (LSTs in service after July 1955 were named after U.S. counties and parishes).The ship was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on 24 June 2009 and the listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of 2 July 2009.Service historyUS Navy, 1942 - 1961LST-325 was launched on 27 October 1942, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ship operated in the North Africa area and participated in the invasions at Gela, Sicily and Salerno, Italy. On 6 June 1944, LST-325 was part of the largest armada in history by participating in the Normandy Landings at Omaha Beach. She carried 59 vehicles, 31 officers and a total of 408 enlisted men on that first trip. On her first trip back to England from France, LST-325 hauled 38 casualties back to a friendly port. Over the next nine months, Navy records show LST-325 made more than 40 trips back and forth across the English Channel, carrying thousands of men and pieces of equipment needed by troops to successfully complete the liberation of Europe. The ship continued to run supply trips between England and France before returning to the United States in March 1945. LST-325 was decommissioned on 2 July 1946, at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
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  • A must see for anyone who's a history person buff. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable abouwhip and easily answered any questions. I enjoyed it.  more »
  • If you want something fun to do or want so see something interesting in the area, take this tour. If you’re not into history, and definitely if you are, a history buff, this is worth the time and effo...  more »
  • Take the kids, take your parents. It’s worth the price. Go when the weather is nice. No a/c so it’s hot in the summer. Take a camera  more »
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  • Great piece of floating history. Lots of great volunteers. Each year on Veterans Day the crew puts on a breakfast for all former service members. I have been privileged to be part of that program for the past two years. It is always well attended, and is usually attended by local dignitaries and state politicians.
  • My daughter and I visited here as part of a short vacation, and really enjoyed ourselves. The tour guide was fantastic, especially considering how hot it was outside.
  • We used a tour guide, much more informative than walking the ship on your own. Tour lasted about 1hr 20min.
  • Fully operational museum ship in its WWII configuration. State of the art in it's day.
  • Had an amazing tour this weekend with our tour guide, Sarge! My father served on LST 391 in the Korean War and am so grateful he was able to visit this lovingly refinished LST run by an all volunteer crew. The tour is very information and interesting. LST 325 is a jewel in Evansville and a beautiful piece of american history.
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