USS-LST 325 Volunteer Sign Up

USS-LST 325 Volunteer Sign Up

A World War II ship that participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach is scheduled to dock in Decatur at the end of summer, allowing for five days of public tours and a glimpse into history.

USS LST 325 Fast Facts Sheet

Docking in Decatur, AL

August 29, 2019 – Sept 3, 2019

What is this ship?

The last remaining fully functioning LST in the country. It served in WWII, in arctic operations in the 1950’s moved on to be of service in the Greek Navy until 2000 when it was brought back to the United States where it is now docked for 11 months of the year in Evansville, IN

LST stands for Landing Ship, Tank and is an amphibious vessel designed to land battle-ready tanks, troops and supplies directly onto enemy shores. Ships of this type proved to be enormously useful during times of war and peace both.

Today this ship is its own nonprofit and it tours the country to educate its visitors to the role of the LST in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

 

Where will it be docked in Decatur?

Ingalls Harbor 701 Market St

 

When will it be in Decatur?

August 28, 2019: Ship arrives (set up day – not open to public)

August 29, 2019 – Sept 3, 2019: Open to the public for tours 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; school group tours 9-11 a.m.

Sept 4, 2019: -Departs Decatur for next port (no tours)

 

Tickets / Admission: How much, when can I purchase, what payment type is accepted?

Ages 18 and older: $10 per person

Ages 6-17: $5 per person

Ages 5 and under: free – NOTE Small children will have to be carried there is no accommodation for strollers

WWII and KOREAN WAR VETS GET IN FREE

Tickets can NOT be purchased in advance, only available for purchase day of

Cash, Check and Credit card will be accepted as form of payment

 

Where do admission fees go?

All admission fees go directly back to the ship to assist in operation costs, upkeep of the ship and to keep its home in Evansville, IN up to date.

 

Who can tour this ship and what is the max capacity of people touring at one time?

The public is welcome to tour the ship during the hours of operation listed above. All ages welcomed.

Max capacity of guests on the ship is about 4,000 per day or 600 per hour. If it appears that there are bottlenecks on the tour route, the admission of new visitors may be slowed to allow everyone a chance to enjoy the displays.

 

Handicap Accessibility:

The tank deck is accessible for wheel chairs but there is no way to get persons in wheel chairs to other decks. There are 5 sets of ladders (stairs) that need to be used to complete the ships tour. The steps are open, so flat shoes, no heels are suggested.

There are no accessible, safe to use elevators on the ship for visitors.

As a historical ship, they are not required to be completely ADA compliant. They are historically accurate and impaired mobility is a problem for them. The tank deck has many displays and IS wheel chair accessible. They have had relatives with a go pro camera that feed back to their relative in a wheel chair as an option.

Service dogs are allowed. However, owners are cautioned that there are large crowds and that the ships surfaces of steel decks and open stair treads are not animal friendly. Owners are also requested to clean up after their animals as necessary.

 

Is there a security check point?

There is not a security person per se, but they will have signs saying the purses and back packs are subject to inspection. This can change prior to arrival in Decatur, AL.

 

Can you send me a brochure or information via mail?

The ship itself does not have brochures they mail out ahead of time. Decatur Morgan County Tourism has a rack card that can be mailed with our travel guide.

Each guest on the ship will receive a brochure when they board the ship describing the tour route passed out as visitors pay.

 

Can I get involved by volunteering?

Yes, volunteers will be needed every day that the ship is open while in the community. Please contact Decatur Morgan County Tourism at (256)350-2028 to learn more.

 

Can I sponsor this event or donate money to it outside of touring?

Yes, sponsorship levels are available and donations outside of general admission to the ship are very much welcomed. Please contact Owen Chapman 256-565-1930

 

Tickets for the benefit dinner featuring Congressional Medal of Honor Medal recipient Mike Rose available to purchase?

A limited number of tickets are available at Decatur Morgan County Tourism to purchase a full table please contact Owen Chapman 256-565-1930

 

There are no public rest rooms on board the ship. There are porta poties available in the parking areas.

 

 

Location: Ingalls Harbor, Decatur AL
701 Market St NW, Decatur, AL 35601

Created by:   Danielle Gibson
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Available Slot
08/29/2019 (Thu.) 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
All slots filled
Robert McGrew
Paige Bibbee
Maggie Parr
Rick Marshall
9:30am - 12:30pm  

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
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ashley rhame (2)
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
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BRYAN CHAPMAN
Brandy Sullivan
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

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asheley harris
Brandy Sullivan
12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Bill Hopkins
Deanna Nelson

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
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Alyson Terry
Joseph Railey
Retired Seabee, Can Do!
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
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Sherry Griffith
Thomas Hughes
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Anita Walden

Monitors (2)

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Joyce Montgomery
Sally Balbuena
Where do we meet to report for our volunteer time?
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
08/30/2019 (Fri.) 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

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All slots filled
Ellis Chenault
Roger McWhorter
I have a drivers license and own a golf cart
Sandy Groger (2)

Monitors (2)

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Robert McGrew
Mary McDonald
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
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ashley rhame (2)
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

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Melissa Thornton
Brooke Rollins
12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Regina Dean
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

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Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

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Julia Roth
Jessica Overbee
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
08/31/2019 (Sat.) 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
All slots filled
Sherry Echols
Vanessa Papenburg
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Jody Keith
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Misty Williams
12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Jessica Jackson
Ben Waple

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Susan Schafer
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

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1 of 2 slots filled
Kristie Casey
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
09/01/2019 (Sun.) 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Sherry Echols
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
All slots filled
Jessica Overbee (2)
Jimmy & Jessica Overbee
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Heather Bennett
09/02/2019 (Mon.) 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
All slots filled
ashley rhame (2)
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Wilma Babayco
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Sally Balbuena
12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
09/03/2019 (Tue.) 9:30am - 12:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Alyson Terry

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Maggie Parr
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
David Stanford

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Cindy Picou
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 
3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Golf Cart (4)

Assist with guest transportation to and from parking lot and ship. Must be licensed driver with golf cart experience.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
R J

Monitors (2)

Assist with ticket line and directing guests.

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Gift Shop (2)

Assist with guest souvenir purchases in gift shop on board ship

 


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