Wednesday, August 27 2014, 12:33 PM EDT
Rare WWII Vintage LST 325 to Visit Chattanooga
Chattanooga will welcome a rare piece of history to the downtown waterfront September 11 - 17. The World War II USS LST 325 will dock at Ross's Landing for an extended visit to offer tours of the of the World War II Landing Ship Tank (LST).
LST 325 will arrive the morning of Thursday, September 11th and an opening ceremony is scheduled for 2 pm.
The USS LST 325 participated in the D-Day Invasion on June 6th, 1944 as well as other invasions and occupations. It was launched on October 27, 1942 and commissioned on February 1, 1943. On September 1, 1961, the ship was struck from the Naval Register of Ships and transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet. In November 1999, by act of the Congress of the United States, she was given to the LST Ship Memorial, Inc.
Tours will be available from 9 am-5 pm daily. Tours last 30-45 minutes. Adults: $10, Ages 6-17: $5, and children 5 and under are free. A family of 2 adults and 2 minor children is $20. Other armored military vehicles will be on display as well.