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Old 09-12-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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Had this WW2 Landing Ship arrived Peoria riverfront for the 9/11 weekend- I didn't realize just how big these ships are.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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LSD's ...landing ship dock...I used to go by them when I was a kid and dad was stationed at Norfolk Navsta...tons of big ships like that ..they have all been turned into razor blades sad to say.....at least someone kept one going....

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I believe the story behind this one that it was salvaged over in Europe somewhere in the 70's and finally bought back to the states. Amazing....
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LSD's ...landing ship dock...I used to go by them when I was a kid and dad was stationed at Norfolk Navsta...tons of big ships like that ..they have all been turned into razor blades sad to say.....at least someone kept one going....

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Here is an interesting read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Ship,_Tank

"USS LST-325, previously LST-120 and Hellenic Navy RHS Syros (L-144) is one of the last operating survivors of World War II. It is currently home ported at Evansville, Indiana at the USS LST Memorial museum. The ship is kept in navigable shape and participated in a cruise from Evansville, Indiana to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Amphibious Reunion in Pittsburgh from September 1–7, 2010. Upon completion of the reunion, the ship sailed from Pittsburgh to Marietta, Ohio, to take part in the Sternwheel Festival.[SUP][12]"

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Took some more pic's yesterday on the jet ski.......I'll try to post them soon
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http://www.lstmemorial.org/ I think this is the same Ship?

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Here are some more shots....



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