LST-325, Jeffersonville IN, Aug 2009
LST-325 (Landing Ship Tank) visited the Louisville area at the end of August arriving in time for the American Legion National Convention. She sailed up the Ohio river from her home port in Evansville, IN. There were 1,051 built and over 70% were built on the Ohio and Illinois Rivers.
LST-325 was launched on October 27, 1942, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ship operated in the North Africa area and participated in the landings in Sicily and Italy. Also participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach. LST-325 made more than 40 trips back and forth across the English Channel.
She returned to the United States in March 1945. was decommissioned in 1946. She was sent to Greece in 1964 and was in use until 1999. She was then purchased and returned to the United States in 2001.
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