A World War II-era landing craft that spent two days stuck in Lake Barkley has arrived back to its Indiana home port. The LST 325 pulled into its Evansville dock Thursday after being freed just one day earlier. The ship’s captain says the ship was not damaged after being grounded for two days. The LST 325 was returning from a trip on the Cumberland River. The historic ship landed troops on the Normandy beaches in 1944, and is now a tourist attraction.
A World War II landing ship is on its way back to port, after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days. U. S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a commercial tugboat helped free the U.S.S. LST 325 around 6:20 last night. McQuate says the ship’s crew used the anchor to help push the ship out of shallow water near Kuttawa.
A World War Two-era landing craft is on its way again after being grounded in Lake Barkley for two days. The LST 325 was freed from shallow water near Kuttawa yesterday evening. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Dan McQuate says a salvage expert directed a commercial tugboat to try to dislodge the boat, but it remained stuck through the afternoon. The LST ran aground Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons. The LST 325 landed troops on the Normandy beaches in 1944, and is now a tourist attraction based in Evansville, Ind.
Two attempts to free the U.S.S. LST 325 from shallow water yesterday afternoon were unsuccessful. The World War II transport ship is stuck in Lake Barkley near Kuttawa. U. S. Coast Guard Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a salvage expert directed a commercial tugboat to try to pull the ship out, but it remained stuck. The LST crew also attempted to back up under the ship’s own power.