The LST (Landing Ship, Tank) was a naval ship built during WWII. It was an important ship as it made it possible to carry tanks, vehicles and troops onto shore with no docks or piers. USS Hickman County was a LST in the Navy during WWII, The Korean War and Vietnam War. The ship earned one battle star for WWII service and two battle stars for Korean War service and thus has earned the namesake for this decanter.
In World War II the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) supported countless military operations.
First built to British specifications, the LST carried troops, vehicles and other cargo directly to shore.
No docks needed.
Instead, the LST propelled itself right onto the beach.
When it hit the sand, a large door on the bow would drop open to reveal an offloading ramp.
Once boots were on the ground it would seal itself and move to a safe distance.
Ships like this were a modern marvel of the time.
They traveled great lengths.
Managed heavy loads without so much as a whimper.
Time and time again they took a beating.
But they got the job done.
Today their countless heroic feats are etched in the walls of history and time.
So grab your LST decanter and bring a friend, there’s a shot glass for each of you.
- Guaranteed to arrive at your door unsmashed
- Handcrafted, solid oak base secures the glass container
- Formed of thick, handblown glass to support extended use
- Holds up to 1150ml of your drink of choice
- Stainless steel spigot, just give it a twist a pour
Get it for those who like big ships with captivating history and tales of legend.