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LST arrives in Madison
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:00 AM
John Noonan, below, cooks up fried rice for the volunteer crew of the LST-325. Below, the ship has dual 40-caliber guns. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)
Boaters relocated during LST’s Madison visit
With the LST 325 Memorial anchored at the city boat ramp, boaters are asked to launch and park at the Madison Marina, at 1200 W. Second St. Signs will be posted at the ramp to remind people.
The LST 325 will be on the river through Monday. The docks will reopen to the public on Tuesday.
The USS LST-325 arrived in Madison on Wednesday. The ship, launched in October 1942, was decommissioned in 1999. It now serves as a floating museum. The U.S. Navy ship was used in the Normandy Landings at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
Public tours will available today through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours cost $10 for adults, $5 for those between ages 6 and 17, and $20 for a family of two adults and two children. Children 5 and younger are free.
VIDEO: LST-325 IN MADISON
PHOTOS: LST ARRIVES IN MADISON
PHOTOS: LST TOUR
The picture above states twin 40 CALIBER guns mounted on the LST 325, they are 40 MM (millimeter) guns - BIG difference, and considering .40 caliber is a handgun size.
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