USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc.
840 LST Dr.
Evansville, IN 47713
|Evansville Home Port
Monday* through Saturday
10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Sundays 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
*Closed Mondays Labor Day to Memorial Day.
Ages 6-17: $5
5 and under: Free
*2 Adults and 2 Minor Children
The USS LST 325
The LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is an amphibious vessel designed to land battle-ready tanks, troops and supplies directly onto enemy shores. They were invented for World War II but have been used in the Korean and Vietnam Wars for their abilities to manuever in small waterways, and to beach and retract off enemy shores.
The USS LST 325 was commissioned in February of 1943 for World War II. She has been to Africa for practice, participated in the Inavasions of Sicily and Salerno, Italy, returned to England for more training and was at Omaha Beach for D-Day on June 6th, 1944. The USS LST 325 made 44 trips from England to French beaches between 1944 and 1945 delivering prisoners, supplies, and wounded. Later she made her way to the arctic for Operation SUNAC in 1951. She was transferred to the Greek Navy in 1964 and served their sailors for over 30 years before being retired. The USS LST 325 was saved from the scrapyard when 29 men sailed her back to the U.S. and created this fully operational museum ship.
To learn more about the USS LST 325 click here for our History.
Kanawha River Cruise Schedule Aug. 26th - Sept. 23rd
We will be sailing for the Kanawha River on August 26th and will return to Evansville Indiana September 23rd. Below is our cruise plan. The USS LST 325 will be open for tours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the dates specified.
|Charleston W.V.||August 30th to September 3rd|
|Huntington W.V.||September 5th to September 9th|
|Madison IN.||September 13th to September 16th|
|Owensboro KY.||September 19th to September 22nd|
are roughly 45 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. We are a FULLY
OPERATIONAL ship and
all tours are guided.
Thank you for visiting the USS LST 325 website!