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ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 9:29 PM

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This really doesn't fit the various pictures catagories so I'll post these here. LST stands for Landing Ship, Tank. This ship took part in two of the WWII landings in Italy and the D-Day landing in France. She was saved from a scrap yard in Crete, Greece in 2000 a group of Navy verterans and sailed 6300 miles from Crete through the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic to Mobile, AL. More info available at http://www.lstmemorial.org/history/default.htm

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 9:34 PM

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Aft portion of ship showin the original steerage room below the white awning and the modern steerage room (pilot house) on top.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 9:58 PM

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Aft self-defense. The smallest cannnon shown in the this picture is the Oerlikon 20mm cannon below the larger turrets. The larger turrets contain Bofors single or twin 40mm canons. The red drums are depth charges (I think.)

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:00 PM

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A 60+ year old hull.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:02 PM

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This wouldn't be a problem in the Mississippi but points to the determination of those that brought it back across the ocean.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:05 PM

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Obviously much restoration yet to be done.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:06 PM

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Loading dooors and ramp.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:09 PM

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Making like a tripod, 1/8 sec. exposure.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:10 PM

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General deck layout.

ac.smith Sep 14, 2008 10:14 PM

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Lookin back from the stern to the bow on the third/cargo deck while climbing to the second deck.


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