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Decommissioned WWII Navy ship runs aground in Cumberland River

Oct 4, 2012 09:29 AM

Tug pilot who helped refloat LST 325 had once served on the ship

(BUZZARD ROCK, Ky.) -- A decommissioned World War II ship ran aground in Lake Barkley, the Courier Press newspaper of Evansville, Ind., reported. USS LST 325, which participated in the Normandy invasion on D-Day, strayed out of the Cumberland River channel in a driving rainstorm. The tug that helped free the ship from the mud, the Bethany Dawn, was piloted by a Navy veteran who once served on LST 325's crew.

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