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Eye opening!

This ship effected me more than I thought it would. It's one of two survivng LST Landing ships... read more

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kellyppxx
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Burlington, Illinois
A must see

Great location. A must see for history. I’m glad I made the effort to check it out. There is a lot... read more

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

This site is for those interested in military history. Very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

If you enjoy exploring on your own, climbing narrow and steep stairwells, the smell of old metal and diesel fuel, and touching history; this adventure is for you. When our military once worked, slept, prepared and prayed for their lives on board this massive ship, they may have never imagined that some day it would be resting in the waters of Lake Michigan with families crawling over it and exploring its many rooms. I suspect they would have been pleased. Check out the engine room and just imagine the heat and noise. Venture to the pilot house and look at all the equipment and guages. Almost nothing is off limits here. Although children will love exploring, my 11 year old daughter thought it was cool but some below deck spaces were a bit claustrophobic for her. My teen son loved it, it was his third time and my father in law enjoyed the numerous military hardware displays as well as the massive engines, gears and cable. It was fun trying to figure out how things worked. If you like this site, also make sure to check out USS Silversides submarine nearby.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Interesting museum on an actual military boat. I found it very interesting with all the historical memorabilia and actually walking through the ship - all the levels.

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you are into either cool views, big boats or military history, then you should check out the LST. I actually live in the area and have passed the boat a hundred times without ever checking it out. I went to a wedding on the main deck last year and was shocked at how cool the boat is. The inside is a war museum and the outside deck has a great view of Muskegon lake. It's historically significant as well. Apparently, it was one of the ships used to transport tanks to the French Coast during the D day Invasion. Just ask the fellows that volunteer to run the tours, they tell you all about it.

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

he USS LST 393 was launched in Newport News, Virginia on November 11, 1942. Immediately after sea trials, she went to work in the defense of her country in Europe. Over nine thousand soldiers made their way to the front aboard LST 393, as well as 3, 248 vehicles. She also carried over five thousand prisoners and, during her service, logged 51, 817 nautical miles. The LST 393 made 75 voyages to foreign shores on three continents, including 30 round trips to the beaches of Normandy. She won battle stars for her service in the occupation of Sicily, the invasion of Salerno, and the D-day invasion at Normandy and was decommissioned in 1946.

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Roger Z
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