Area News
1:17 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

WWII Ship in Ashland

Credit Historic Naval Ships Association

A U.S. Navy vessel that was used in the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II is now docked at the Port of Ashland. The U.S.S. LST-325 is an amphibious craft that ferried tanks to the shores of Omaha Beach June 6th, 1944. It will be in Ashland through Monday.

Sue Dowdy is director of the Ashland/Boyd County Visitors and Convention Bureau. She says the boat is the last of its kind…

"I think its pretty miraculous too, its the only surviving one of that kind of ship, after they had built over a thousand." - Sue Dowdy

Dowdy says public tours of the vessel will be taking place between 9 and 5 between now and September 9th. The craft is operated by the non-profit, LST Memorial Incorporated, and is on its way to Madison, Indiana.