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Fort Knox in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

LST Building

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
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Inscription. The Landing Ship, Tank (LST) Building was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. A unique structure, the LST Building is an example of early joint forces' operations. The Army, Navy, and British Admiralty contributed to its design, construction, and use. The design modifications of the LST Ships, used to transport tens of thousands of troops in W.W.II, are results of experiments conducted in the LST Building. After completion of the experiments, the LST Building provided training for troops in tank embarkation and debarkation techniques. Since the 1970's, the LST Building has been used to store antique tanks.

The LST Building replicates every detail of an LST ship's tank deck including interior girders and rivets. Details of the upper deck of an LST Ship, such as railing and pilot house, were also replicated. Originally, the LST building was not equipped with windows because the tank deck of an LST ship rides below water level. Windows were later added when the building was converted to a classroom.
 
Erected by USA Armor Center.
 
Location. 37° 54.333′ N, 85° 56.764′ W. Marker is in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Famous 4th Division Road
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
2. LST Building Marker
north of Eisenhower Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Famous 4th Division Road, Fort Knox KY 40121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Armored Force School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Visitor's House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Main Post Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Post Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Patrick's Cemetery (approx. 1 miles away); Camp Knox (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. USS LST Memorial. LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is an amphibious vessel designed to land battle-ready tanks, troops and supplies directly onto enemy shores. (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 

2. Naval Vessel Register - LSTs. A listing and links to information on LST's. (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 

3. DANFS - LSTs. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 

4. Navsource Online. (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
5. Brown Water LST. (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
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6. United States LST Association. (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
7. Navysite.de - LSTs. (Submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
8. The LST that never went to sea.. "For all intents and purposes, a person standing in the building had the feeling of being aboard an LST on the tank deck." (Submitted on January 28, 2011.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
4. LST Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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