• History is made at 12:50 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012 as Landing Ship Tank 325 becomes the first LST in history to enter the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Cheatham Lock at Ashland City, Tenn. Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943 the USS LST 325 saw extensive combat duty in the European Theater in World War II; service with the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS LST 325 during arctic operations in the 1950's and later as L-144 (A/G Syros) while in the service of the Greek Navy. The USS LST Memorial, Inc. obtained the ship in 2000 and will offer public tours of the now fully operational World War II-era ship September 18-24, at Nashville's Riverfront Park. (USACE photo by Fred Tucker)

    D-Day vessel navigates through Cheatham Lock

    History is made at 12:50 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012 as Landing Ship Tank 325 becomes the first LST in history to enter the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Cheatham Lock at Ashland City, Tenn. Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943 the USS LST 325 saw...

  • The scarred but proud World War II-era Landing Ship Tank 325 becomes the first LST in history to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Lock at Ashland City, Tenn., after entering the lock at 12:50 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012. . Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943 the USS LST 325 saw extensive combat duty in the European Theater in World War II; service with the Military Sea Transportati...on Service as USNS LST 325 during arctic operations in the 1950's and later as L-144 (A/G Syros) while in the service of the Greek Navy. The USS LST Memorial, Inc. obtained the ship in 2000 and will offer public tours of the now fully operational World War II-era ship Sept. 18-24, at Nashville's Riverfront Park. (USACE photo by Fred Tucker)

    D-Day vessel navigations through Cheatham Lock

    The scarred but proud World War II-era Landing Ship Tank 325 becomes the first LST in history to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Lock at Ashland City, Tenn., after entering the lock at 12:50 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012. ...

  • The Landing Ship Tank 325, the first LST in history to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Cheatham Dam at Ashland City, Tenn. prepares to continue upstream about 1:45 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012. Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943 the USS LST 325 saw extensive combat duty in the European Theater in World War II; service with the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS LST 325 du...ring arctic operations in the 1950's and later as L-144 (A/G Syros) while in the service of the Greek Navy. The USS LST Memorial, Inc. obtained the ship in 2000 and will offer public tours of the now fully operational World War II-era ship Sept. 18-24, at Nashville's Riverfront Park. (USACE photo by Fred Tucker)

    D-Day vessel navigates through Cheatham Lock

    The Landing Ship Tank 325, the first LST in history to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Cheatham Dam at Ashland City, Tenn. prepares to continue upstream about 1:45 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012. Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943 the...

  • The 69-year-old Landing Ship Tank 325 enters Cheatham Lake at 2 AM, Sept. 17, 2012 having become the first LST in history to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Cheatham Lock at Ashland City, Tenn. Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943 the USS LST 325 saw extensive combat duty in the European Theater in World War II; service with the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS L...ST 325 during arctic operations in the 1950's and later as L-144 (A/G Syros) while in the service of the Greek Navy. The USS LST Memorial, Inc. obtained the ship in 2000 and will offer public tours of the now fully operational World War II-era ship Sept. 18-24, at Nashville's Riverfront Park. (USACE photo by Fred Tucker)See More

    D-Day vessel navigates through Cheatham Lock

    The 69-year-old Landing Ship Tank 325 enters Cheatham Lake at 2 AM, Sept. 17, 2012 having become the first LST in history to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Cheatham Lock at Ashland City, Tenn. Commissioned Feb. 1...

LST 325, a World War II-era ship used in Normandy D-Day operations decades ago, navigates through Cheatham Lock in Ashland City, Tenn., between 12:30 and 2 a.m. this morning. Tours of the historical "Gray Lady" are being offered at Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily from Sept. 18-24, 2012. (USACE photos by Fred Tucker)

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