Monday, November 19, 2012

Can we bring LST 325 to Pittsburgh (again!)

So I can't explain why I had no idea this Post Gazette video, apparently from February, was online. Otherwise I would have certainly mentioned it.  So better late than never:

Mentioned here on occassion, the video goes through some history of LST 750, the erstwhile USS Allegheny County (LSTs were not actually named for counties at the time), and its short career before being sunk in vicinity of the Philippines.

Some may remember one of my earliest posts was about bringing LST 325 to PittsburghIn 2010 that happened of course. They had a record number of visitors when they came

The question now is... can we get LST 325 to come back again for a visit?


Blogger joe said...

...and then there's LST 1059 in living color, maybe still out there somewhere near Shanghai?

Note how this description says she was "sponsored by Mrs. Corinne G. Harris." ??

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

and indeed LST 1059 I believe was the last LST constructed in Pittsburgh. I am trying to figure out if it was the last oceangoing vessel constructed locally.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:44:00 AM  

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