World War II Ship in Madison


The USS LST 325 cruised past the Port of Madison, Indiana today on her Kanawha River Cruise voyage. (You can keep track of her progress here)

The World War II ship will pass through and stop in Madison on September 12 and be docked for tours until September 16 and finally return to Evansville by September 23.

Learn more about this ship on their official website and Facebook page. This particular transport vessel was present at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of the beaches of the Normandy region of France.

Schedule for the cruise is: Aug. 26th – Sept. 23rd

  • Sailing for the Kanawha River on August 26th and will return to Evansville Indiana September 23rd.
  • The USS LST 325 will be open for tours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the dates specified.
  • Charleston W.V.August 30th to September 3rd
  • Ashland KY.September 5th to September 9th (OPEN until 7:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 6th)
  • Madison IN.September 12th to September 16th
  • Owensboro KY.September 19th to September 22nd

From the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. Facebook page

From the Lanier Mansion Facebook Page From the Lanier Mansion Facebook page From the Lanier Mansion Facebook Page

About Walter Long

Walter is a native Hoosier and has been to have lived in the Madison area for the last 12 years. He’s an avid reader. He’s married with two kids, one cat, one dog, and far too many rabbits.


  1. Vicki Frazier says:

    Hi, Walter, Is this an upcoming event, or something that has passed? Just want to verify the year (2016), as my brother and I will be visiting Hanover/Madison next week. He’s retired Navy and I think this would be something he’d greatly enjoy!

  2. Earl Roche says:

    Is there any record of LST Group 14 , Commander DeForest