Landing ship tank to stop in Brandenburg
Landing Ship Tank 325 will arrive in Brandenburg Wednesday, Sept. 1, and will be available for tours beginning Thursday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 6.
The ship will be docked at Brandenburg Riverside Park with tours from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tours cost $15 for those 18 and older and $7.50 for ages 6 to 17; there is no charge for children age 5 and younger. World War II and Korean War veterans will be welcomed aboard for free.
During World War II, 1,051 landing ship tanks were constructed. The LST 325 is the only one left that is operational. LST 325 made 44 trips to World War II Normandy Beach during Operation Overlord. The ship was placed in service in the 1950s and served in Hellenic Navy from 1964 to 1999. In 2000, it was repaired by Gold Crew in Greece before departing in November 2000 and arriving in Mobile, Ala., in January 2001. It was moved in 2005 to Evansville, where it makes its home except for up to six weeks a year it tours. There is a LST 325 museum and visitor center in Evansville.
This will be the LST 325’s first tour mission to Brandenburg.
For more information, call 1-812-435-8678 or visit www.LSTMemorial.org.