LST–325 Historical Collection : Materials related to LST–325 prior to acquisiton by the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. in 2000
Title:
USS LST–325 Deck Logs – May, 1945
Object ID:
2015.054.042
Object Name:
Log, Ship's
Date:
05/1945
Scope & Content:
Deck Logs for USS LST–325 during the month of May from 1945, each day documented on a separate page; includes 3 pages with list of personnel transfers on/off ship at end of month; 37 pages total


Trip: Portsmouth, England to Belfast, Ireland (May 5–7) [.07–.09]
Cargo [1 LCT; 1 LCM; Misc. supplies on tank deck]

Trip: Belfast, Ireland to New York/Virginia, USA (May 12–31) [.14–.34]
Cargo [1 LCT; 1 LCM]
May 14 [.16] – Strong storm with gale force 8 winds and force 6 seas.
Damage sustained: 1) 4' crack in main deck plate @ frame 28
2) cracked traverseseam between outboard deck plates at frame 25, main deck, port side
3) cracked traverse seam between deck plates at frame 28, main deck, port side;
4) ruptured deck plates at frame 25
5) 1.5" crack in bracket joining overhead longitudinal to after outbard corner of escape trunk
6) 2" crack in bracket joining overhead longitudinal to transverse beam at frame 28
7) cracked seam in longitudinal 30" below main deck, port side, tank deck
8) 2" crack between longitudinal 30" below main deck, starboard side, tank deck
9) break between 4 longitudinals along deck and brackets attaching them to transverse bulkhead 28, starboard side
10) 1.5" crack along seam at base of transverse bulkhead 28; crack in hull at this point widened by entrance of water
11) .73" crack 2.5' above deck along vertical seam at junction of bulkheads
May 27 [.29] – Destination changed to Norfolk, Virginia
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