The LST or “landing ship tank” was used extensively in World War II to help transport troops and materials for much of the war in Europe. 325 is the last remaining ship to still be sailing, out of the 1051 LST’s that were built. Only one other one, LST 393 survives as a floating museum in Michigan. Some are sitting on the ocean’s bottom, while others eventually went to the scrap heap.
LST 325 serves as a mobile museum of sorts, honoring all those who serve in the military, and in particular those who took part in D-Day. This old ship was part of that armada, shuttling tanks and supplies between June 1944 and the end of April 1945, LST-325 made 43 round trips between England and France, unloading at Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and the city of Rouen on the Seine River.
I am grateful to those who keep LST 325 maintained and sailing. If you’d like to support this worthwhile effort…please visit this page to learn how you can help.