- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A World War II-era tank-landing ship has docked in Pittsburgh so the public can tour the ship for a week.

Tours began Wednesday and run through Sept. 8 on the LST 325, which floated up the Ohio River and docked near Heinz Field on Tuesday.

The ship is the last operational LST - or landing ship, tank - still in its World War II configuration.

The ships were used in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and the ship docked in Pittsburgh was used during the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.

The ships could each carry 20 Sherman tanks and had a ramp that enabled the vehicles to drive onto the beach during invasions.

The ship was built in Philadelphia but is now based in Evansville, Indiana.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide