June 28, 2022
2525 Rochester Road, Suite 300
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Don't Call Me Rosie: The Women who Welded the LSTs and the Men who Sailed on Them
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Author Kathy Thomas will discuss her book Don't Call Me Rosie, The Women who Welded the LSTs and the Men who Sailed on Them, on June 28th at 6:30pm.
In 1941, Winston Churchill realized that if the Allies were to win the war, a new type of ship needed to be designed and constructed. A ship that could land directly on the beaches of Africa and Europe and discharge troops and equipment. This ship became the Landing Ship, Tank or LST. But the United States was already at war and there was a shortage of men in the shipyards. It was the women that went to the shipyards and built the LSTs. These women were not riveters - they were welders. These are the stories, remembered 60 years later, of the women welders who built the LSTs and the men who sailed on them.