have any of you computer experts ever tried to scan microfich, and blow it back up, and print it out?
just out of curosity,
who is your reaserch historian, and what buships plans
was he able to retrive, from the navil archives?
is there a ship electrical schematic?
one could get a copy of?
My best luck has been to take microfische records to the local library, use their microfische reader, print a copy of the page(s) I want and then scan them into my computer.
As for Historians, LST 325 is blessed with several.
Dave Bronson (aka Brolly), a son of one of the original LST 325 members has written a wonderful book entitled Mosier's Raiders. See the ship's store...
Also Executive Director Mike Whicker (Son-of-Rosie) has done a great deal of research. Board Members as a whole have done research and contributed information.
Tom Lonnberg, at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science has contributed information in the form of pictures, data, history and shipyard information of LST 325 and countless others.
Many of the original 325 crew and the present day crew have also done a great deal of work in maintaining records, obtaining blueprints and schematics from various sources.
Each and every volunteer and crew member on board the ship has made their own contribution to preserving the history - in tangible form - by working on the Ship. It's the only operational LST of it's kind in the United States.
The Ship Memorial is blessed by the efforts of all of these people, and many that I unintentionally may have omitted!