The USS LST 325, a ship known for making over 40 trips between England and France during World War II to deliver troops and supplies, will make its second trip to Pittsburgh in September to offer visitors a glimpse of history.
LST stands for Landing Ship, Tank. These ships were designed in 1942 to land battle ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers, and supplies directly onto enemy beaches. Over 1,000 of these ships were built for World War II. Many more were built for the Korean and Vietnam Wars for their ability to navigate inland waterways.
The USS LST 325 participated in several operations, most notable was D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy. It was there for Operation HUSKY, the invasion of Sicily in 1943. It sailed as support for the invasion of Salerno, Italy later that year. This ship has seen 70 years of history and survived as the last fully-operational WWII LST. Come walk these decks and feel the connection to our shared past.
The USS LST 325 will be docked at the North Shore Riverfront Park by Heinz Field from Wednesday, September 2 until Tuesday, September 8. The ship will be open for tours from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child. To learn more about the USS LST 325, including its visit to Pittsburgh, visit The USS LST Ship Memorial website.