LST Building

LST Building (HMQPG)

Location: Fort Knox, KY 40121 Hardin County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 54.333', W 85° 56.764'

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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.
Placed ByUSA Armor Center
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3 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 592652 N 4195859
Decimal Degrees37.90555000, -85.94606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 54.333', W 85° 56.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 54' 19.98" N, 85° 56' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1747 Famous 4th Division Rd, Fort Knox KY 40121, US
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