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 Are you 18? Come in and don't be shy! 6/25/2022 4:27 pm CDT
 Seems like we've run out of users.     
Mikebib 5/6/2022 3:30 pm CDT
 LST Crewman named Edelman?     
W. W. Moore 9/24/2020 9:18 am CDT
 Last 560     
Mac 8/17/2020 11:22 am CDT
 LST 915     
Keith T. Mascher 6/29/2020 2:07 pm CDT
 LST 926 and Admiral Ugaki     
Rick Steadman 5/17/2020 5:04 pm CDT
 LST-516 and transit from Seneca IL to East Coast     
Jim Rose 2/10/2020 1:05 pm CDT
 LST 167 again     
Rob Marciello 5/28/2019 8:58 am CDT
 LST 584     
Thomas Donald Merrill 5/12/2018 1:05 pm CDT
 William S. Tinsley     
Steve Neal 5/9/2018 6:13 pm CDT
 LST 496     
Russell Ray 6/22/2017 3:54 pm CDT
 LSTs as AMTRAC launch platforms     
Douglas E Nash 4/4/2017 12:27 am CDT
 RE: LSTs as AMTRAC launch platforms     
Edward Browne 6/28/2020 6:46 pm CDT
 LST 51 officers identified     
Dennis Hogan 3/27/2016 5:18 pm CDT
 LST 51 and Normandy     
Dennis Hogan 10/3/2015 8:22 am CDT
 RE: LST 51 and Normandy     
Russell Ray 6/22/2017 3:48 pm CDT
 In Memorium, James H Scott     
James T Scott 3/16/2015 9:16 am CDT
 RE: In Memorium, James H Scott     
Buddy LST 1126 3/17/2015 9:56 am CDT
 Bringing Back a Hero     
Capt. Bob 1/6/2015 11:26 pm CDT
 LST 812     
bob spear 12/10/2014 7:12 am CDT
 LST519 Reunions     
Herb 9/25/2014 11:03 pm CDT
 LST 51 and Operation Dragoon     
Dennis Hogan 9/14/2014 11:22 am CDT
 RE: LST 51 and Operation Dragoon     
Edward Browne 6/28/2020 6:47 pm CDT
 LST 41     
Dennis Hogan 5/24/2014 7:55 am CDT
 LSTsunk off of Vella LaVella Aug. 17, 1943     
Randy 1/28/2014 12:04 am CDT
 Old photo...     
Dave Strand 1/14/2014 11:41 pm CDT
 LST 571     
Michael Stokley 8/21/2013 4:13 pm CDT
 RE: LST 571     
Buddy LST 1126 11/5/2013 1:02 pm CDT
 RE: LST 571     
Buddy LST 1126 10/15/2014 7:26 pm CDT
 R. E. Williams Co.     
Don 3/12/2013 9:37 pm CDT
 RE: R. E. Williams Co.     
Buddy LST 1126 3/23/2013 7:29 pm CDT
 RE: R. E. Williams Co.     
WVaRay 4/1/2013 9:23 pm CDT
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On May 21, 2005 a monument was unveiled in Seneca, Illinois, dedicated to all the workers, who built 157 LSTs at the Seneca “Prairie Shipyard” as well as all those who served on any LST during World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The monument contains seals of the US Navy, the US Coast Guard, the British LST Association, and the sponsoring organization, the Illinois LST Association. The monument contains a sculpture of an LST on top of the gray marble center section. On the two flanking black marble sections are etchings of an LST being launched, an LST beached and unloading its cargo of tanks, and a woman shipyard welder. On the sides of the black sections all 157 LSTs constructed at Seneca are listed The monument stands in Crotty Park in Seneca, on property adjacent to the old Chicago Bridge and Iron shipyard. Approximately 500 people from all over the country and Great Britain attended the dedication. After the dedication, approximately 200 of those in attendance gathered together for a catered lunch. About 27,000 people worked at the shipyard during World War II. A number of those and/or their descendants attended the ceremony. They are rightly proud of their contribution to the war effort, as is the city of Seneca, Illinois, the home of the “Prairie Shipyard”.

During World War 2 there were 1051 LST's (Landing Ship Tank) built to carry troops and supplies to American and Allied troops fighting in Europe and the Pacific theaters. When WW2 ended most of the LST's were scrapped, modified, or given to Navies of other countries. Some remained in service and saw action in Korea, Viet Nam, and even the Cuban Blockade.

A few WW2 type LST's remain in service today, but not in the USA.