|Location||840 LST Dr|
Evansville, IN 47713
In response to a national boom in wartime industry, 1940's Evansville quickly became one of the nation's top inland producers of LST's (Landing Ship Tanks), amphibious vessels designed to land battle-ready tanks, troops and other supplies directly on enemy shores.
The LST-325 itself was launched in October 1942 in Evansville, and went to serve all over the world in various roles during both war and peacetime.
In the year 2000, this "Grand Old Lady" was salvaged from a Crete shipyard by The USS Ship Memorial, Inc. after decades of service in the Greek Navy (1964-1999) under the name L-144 (A/G Syros).
She finally arrived in Mobile, Ala. on January 10, 2001 and soon made her homecoming on the banks of the Ohio, where she currently resides full time — periodically stretching her fully operational sea legs to visit ports-of-call.