USS Des Moines in Wis?March 1 2012 at 12:11 AM
Perry (Login RadioCentral)
Response to Great Honor
Could you explain that story from the plank owner? What did they bring up to Wisconsin?
In 2006 six LST volunteers (plus many from other Memorial ships) went to the Philadelphia Reserve Basin to remove anything we needed from this ship. Much of Des Moines "inventory" helped replace items the LST originally had but were lost over the many years of it's active life in the US and Greek Navies. (The Radio Room contains a few of their items, including a large
TCK Liaison transmitter)
After a week of being scavenged the ship was towed to Texas to be scrapped.
Has it come back to life? Could it have been towed up the Mississippi despite the fact that the river is not deep enough to handle a ship this size?
What's the rest of this story?....;-)