The ship was docked here in Peoria from about August 22nd - September 5th (give or take a day). Originally, it was going to be here for a week, but, rains up North caused the Illinois River to rise past flood stage, so, we got to enjoy the LST-325 for a little longer.
A shot I took from the walkway just North of the Murray Baker Bridge.
Background Information Taken from http://www.lstmemorial.org:
"This LST (Landing Ship, Tank) 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. This particular LST was originally known as LST-325 during the Second World War, USNS LST-325 during its arctic operations in the 1950's, and later L-144 (A/G Syros) while it was in the service of the Greek Navy."While in Peoria, over 21,000 people visited/toured the ship.
While I'm not a Navy buff or anything, it was neat to see this ship and I got to take quite a few shots during my 2 visits.