LST 325

Society
7:22 am
Fri October 5, 2012

WW II Ship Returns to Home Port

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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.

Society
12:01 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Tug Boat Helps Free LST 325

Stephen Lance Denee

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.

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Morning Cram
8:44 am
Thu October 4, 2012

The Morning Cram [it’s peanut butter time edition]

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From NPR:  A treatment for malnourished children  made of enriched peanut butter is being used not just in hospitals but also at snack time.

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Society
7:03 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Grounded WWII Ship Dislodged

Stephen Lance Denee

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.

Society
5:07 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Attempts to Move Grounded Ship Unsuccessful

Stephen Lance Denee

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.

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Society
12:06 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding

Stephen Lance Denee

A salvage expert is surveying the site of a grounded World War II-era ship in Lake Barkley. U. S. Coast Guard Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a salvage plan could be submitted today, depending on how complicated moving the ship will be. The U.S.S. LST 325 ran aground in shallow water Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons.

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Society
3:27 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

WW II American Military Vessel Stuck in Lake Barkley

The LST 325 sits idle Tuesday on Lake Barkley near Kuttawa. The World War II ship ran aground after steering out of the navigation channel Monday.
Stephen Lance Denee

A World War II-era ship will remain stuck in Lake Barkley for the time being. Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says the U.S.S. LST 325 ran aground in shallow waters around 7 p.m. Monday after it left the main navigation channel. McQuate says it’s unclear why the ship was off course. He says the 42-person crew will remain on board as officials plan what to do next.

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