The USS LST 325
What is an LST? LST stands for Landing Ship, Tank. These ships were designed in 1942 to land battle ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers, and supplies directly onto enemy beaches. Over 1,000 of these ships were built for World War II. Many more were built for the Korean and Vietnam Wars for their ability to navigate inland waterways.
USS LST 325 participated in several operations, most notable was D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy. She was there for Operation HUSKY, the invasion of Sicily in 1943. She sailed as support for the invasion of Salerno, Italy later that year. This ship has seen 70 years of history and survived as the last fully-operational WWII LST. Come walk these decks and feel the connection to our shared past.
OPEN FOR TOURS ALL WINTER LONG!
Tours are roughly 60 minutes long. Tours include the Main Deck, Troop Berthing, Tank Deck, Mess Deck, Galley, Stern of ship (Guns and Anchor), Wheel House, Officer's Country and the Captain's Cabin. It includes 3 sets of stairs down and 3 sets of stairs up. You are allowed to ask questions and take pictures at any point during the tour. We recommend walking shoes, heels of any type are not advised. During the summer we also recommend carrying water during the tour (available in the Gift Shop) due to the increased temperatures onboard ship. During the winter, bundle up for the weather. We are a FULLY OPERATIONAL ship and all tours are guided.
For Evansville Group Tours (10+ Adults or 10+ Children):
Please call the Evansville Visitor Center at 812-421-2200 or 1-800-433-3025.
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