USS LST-325 Memorial Event

USS LST-325 (left) and USS LST-388 unloading

USS LST-325 (left) and USS LST-388 unloading (credit: Wikipedia)

The USS LST-325 (Landing Ship, Tank) will arrive in Nashville on Sept. 17th and will be open for the day after it has been inspected by the Coast Guard. It will be docked at the Metro Riverfront Park (map) and departs for Clarksville on Sept. 25th. The ship’s current location can be tracked via GPS after Sept. 15th.

The Radio Room of the USS LST-325 will be available for licensed amateur radio volunteers and is a great opportunity to work with vintage radio equipment. If you would like to volunteer to work the USS LST-325 Memorial Event, complete the following form to notify Jerry Hedgcoth KE4ETY of your availability.

Here are additional details of operation: our available operating times will be around 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Up to two simultaneous operating stations are supported–CW and Phone–with no more than 2 to 3 operators aboard the ship at the same time. Radio operators will not be required to pay the ticket fee to get aboard but will not be permitted to tour. All tours require the purchase of a ticket as it pays for their fuel and maintenance.

The 45-minute tours are from Monday until Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 17. The family price is $20 for 2 adults and 2 minor children.

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