A tugboat helped free the warship stuck in Lake Barkley on Wednesday, a U.S. Coast Guard officer said.
The USS LST-325 remained stuck in the lake for roughly 48 hours, from Monday evening to about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Dan McQuate said. It had 42 crew members on board.
On its way up the Cumberland River, it had strayed outside the buoys into a too-shallow area, McQuate said. On Wednesday, the tugboat pulled it while the crew tried to winch in the anchor. This took a little more than three hours.
McQuate said the ship would sail again Wednesday evening if it passed inspection. The crew planned to refuel at the Coast Guard station in Paducah, then dock again in Evansville, Ind., where the ship functions as a museum.