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LST 325

When you think of a shipyard, a picture of a port along a coastline typically comes to mind. During the busy times of the World War II era, shipyards were also built inland to meet the heavy demand of wartime supplies. During the war, a landing craft called an LST (Landing Ship Tank) was created at a shipyard in Evansville, Indiana – a 330-foot ship with a flat-bottomed hull, which allowed for successful sea-to-land delivery of tanks and other military equipment. With the help of tour guide Gary Lyons, InFocus takes a closer look at the LST 325, which is permanently moored at a newly constructed dock in Evansville, Indiana, located on the former grounds of the WW II shipyard. To find out more about this unique floating memorial, visit the USS LST Ship Memorial.

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