EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A restored World War II naval vessel will be moving to a news home along the Ohio River in Evansville.
City officials voted Monday night 8-1 in favor of the project on the $2.8 million project to prepare the former site of the Tropicana Evansville casino boat to become the dock site of the LST 325 troop landing ship.
The ship has been docked a few miles upriver since 2005.
Construction is expected to begin this fall.
Organizers say they expect the ship’s 10,000 annual visitors will double with the new downtown location.
The ship took part in the 1944 D-Day landings in France and was brought back to the U.S. from Greece in 2001 to be restored.
For more information on the ship and tours, visit the memorial website here.