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- NAVCTR_170415_01.JPG: World War II LST
One of the most important Allied ships of the war was the "Landing Ship, Tank" (known to its crews as the "Large Slow Target"). More than 1,000 of the 328' LSTs were built during the war. With a crew of 7 officers and 204 men, LSTs were capable of carrying 160 troops in addition to tanks and trucks, which could be landed directly onto the beach via the revolutionary bow ramp. Seen here with a Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) on her deck and two Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) slung in davits on the ship's sides, USS LST-567 saw action in the Philippines and Okinawa, earning three battle stars.
Model built by Victor LaFave.
- NAVCTR_170415_13.JPG: The Lone Sailor
The Lone Sailor statue represents all people who ever served, are serving now or who are yet to serve in the Navy. The founders of the Navy Memorial envisioned this Lone Sailor as 25 years old at most, a senior second class petty officer who is fast becoming a seagoing veteran. He has done it all -- fired his weapon in a dozen wars, weighed anchor from a thousand ports, tracked supplies, doused fires, repelled boarders, typed in quadruplicate and mess-cooked too. He has made liberty calls in great cities and tiny villages, where he played tourist, ambassador, missionary to the poor, adventurer, souvenir shopper and friend to new lands. His shipmates remember him with pride and tell their grandchildren stories, some of which, like him, are seven feet tall.
"In this figure of the Lone Sailor, rests the spirits of those who have known the challenge of the seas."
-- Admiral Arleigh Burke
- NAVCTR_170415_16.JPG: USS Mitscher (DDG-57)
Roy J. Balaconis, USN
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and I can email them to you, or, depending on the number of images, just repost the page again will the full-sized images.
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