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Tin Can Sailors

Poet's Corner

 

If you would like to submit a poem for consideration, please send to:
tcs@destroyers.org

 

BALLAD OF THE DAMATO
By: Stephen K. Scott

THE BIGGEST LITTLE WARSHIP
By: David S. Lucas ET2 (SW/SS)

THE BIRTH OF A SAILOR
By: John Kisicki
USS Shields (DD-596)

A BOATSWAIN'S MATE
By: J.D.P. Hodapp, Sr.
USS Bainbridge (DD-1)

THE BOOT TRAINING AT OLD CAMP PEARY
By: Edward A. Haraden
USS Moale (DD-693)

THE BUFFING
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

THE CHEERS
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

COFFEE
By: LT. Richard D. Tarbuck
USS Stewart (DD-225)

THE CRUISE OF THE 573
By: Dan McMeekin
USS Harrison (DD-573)
USS Flint
USS Amsterdam

THE CRUISE OF THE MIGHTY "P"
Author Unknown
Submitted by Dan Hewitt

THE DEATH OF THE USS WILLIAM M. WOOD (DD-715)
By: Edsel E. Christian MM2
USS William M. Wood (DD-715)
1948-1952

DECK LOG REMARKS, 15 SEPTEMBER 1952
By: Lt. P.F. Armstrong

THE DESTROYER TURNER AND THE ASH WEDNESDAY STORM
By: E.A. Hughes, FTCM (SS) USN, (Ret.)

A DESTROYERMAN'S CREED
Author Unknown

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS POEM
LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment OIC
Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

A DEFINITION OF A SAILOR
Author Unknown
Submitted by Ron Gillespie
USS Mississinewa (AO-144)

DESTROYER
Author Unknown

DESTROYER, MEDITERRANEAN
By: Ned Cooper
USS Mullany (DD-528)

DESTROYER LIFE
 By: Berton Braley

THE DOUBLE ROLL
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

FIDLER'S GREEN
By: Unknown
Submitted by Mel Prokity
USS O'Hare (DDR-889)
USS Damato DD-871

FIELD DAYS
By: Glen Radder
USS Laffey (DD-724)

A FINAL TRIBUTE
USS Norris (DD/DDE-859)
1949-1952

FLANDER’S FIELD OF THE PACIFIC
By: Leon B. Moore, Jr. EM3
USS Paul Hamilton (DD-590)

FLEET POST OFFICE
By: G.L. Riggs, Jr. LTJG USNR

FOREVER SHIPMATES
By: Wayne Tachell
USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)

GALLANT LADY
By: S.J. Lo Cascio
USS Grayson (DD-435)

THE GREY LADY
By: Jack A. Sprague
USS Barney (DDG-6)

GURKE
By: LTCMDR Carroll G. Briggs
USS Gurke (DD-783)

HAIL TO THE CREW
By: Ron Bennett
USS Hailey (DD-556)

HAZING IN THE MED, 1937
By: Thomas C. Blow
USS Reid (DD-369)

HEAR YE
By: Ron Bennett
USS Hailey (DD-556)

HOLIDAY
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN
By: Unknown
Courtesy of William M. Howard

I AM A TIN CAN SAILOR
Michael R. Morawey, 2008

IS IT YOU?
By: Alice Justice in memory of her father, Lester Hall

THE JOURNEY
By: Joe Carrillo
USS Collett (DD-730)

JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
(A Soldier Died Today)
By: A. Lawrence Vaincourt

KIDS OF KIDS AT WAR
By: Frank A. Magazo
USS Rowan (DD-782)
Inspired by Sons of a Desron 15 sailor

LET THERE BE NO MOANING AT THE BAR
By: Larry Dunn, RMCM(SS)(NAC), USN (Ret.)

LINGAYEN LAMENT
By: F. A. Rohrman RM2c
Courtesy of Robert Seamans

LONELIEST GRAVES
By: Glen V. Ruff
USS NORRIS (DD/DDE-859)
1949-1952

MID-RATS
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

THE MID-WATCH
By: Paul Richie
USS Eaton (DDE-510)

MY HEART'S AT SEA FOREVER
By: The Unknown Sailor

MY SAILOR DIED TODAY
By: Tom Kish
USS Laffey (DD-724)

NAVY COFFEE
By: Rod Mooney

NAVY'S FIGHTING CREW
By: Unknown
Submitted by: William Moore

NAVY REUNION
By: Glenn Radder
USS Laffey (DD-724)

THE NAVY NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Submitted by: Joe Schwaab

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS--WWII NAVY STYLE
By: Gary Edmiston

ODE TO THE FULLAM
By: Mike Plessl

ODE TO 593
By: William Paul Haiber

ODE TO 770
By: Bill Mackey

ODE TO THE LAFFEY
By: Glen Radder

OF THE THREE THAT STARTED
By: Albert N. Albertini

OLD SAILORS
Author Unknown
Courtesy of Frank Picard

ONCE I WAS A NAVY MAN
By: E.A. Hughes

OUR SHIP REMEMBERED
By: John W. Wright

OVERWORKED AND UNDERRATED
or
BLOOD, SWEAT AND POSITS

Submitted by: F. P. Jackson

THE PICKET LINE
By: Charles Babcock

A RADIOMAN'S DREAM
By: Anonymous
Submitted by: M.H. Prokity

RECALLED TO DUTY~THE ETERNAL VOYAGE
By: Gary Edmisten

REFLECTIONS OF A BLACKSHOE SAILOR
By: Capt. Joel Labow, MC, USN, (Ret.)

REMEMBERING THE AD-26
By: Don F. Smith

THE RENSHAW
By: Gary Pellegrini
in memory of his father Lou Pellegrini

REQUIEM FOR A SEAMAN
By: Glen V. Ruff
USS NORRIS (DD/DDE-859)

THE ROOKIE
By: Stephen Lythgoe

THE SAILOR
By: Blair P. McClune, Jr.

A SAILOR'S GRAVE
By: Glen V. Ruff

A SAILOR'S INDUCTION
By: Bob McDonald

SAILOR'S LAMENT
By: Unknown
Submitted by Jim Spaulding

A SAILOR'S LIFE
By: Unknown
Courtesy of William M. Howard

A SAILOR'S PRAYER
By: Paul J. Richie
USS Eaton (DDE-510)

A SAILOR'S PRAYER
By: Unknown
Submitted by E.J. Spaulding

THE SAILORS PSALM
By: Ens. Anderson
USS McCall (DD-400)

SALTWATER TRANSFUSION
(in the first person) By: James E. (Whitey) Stidham
USS Goodrich (DD/DDR-831)

SHIPMATES
By: O. Glen Radder
Written for the crew of the USS Laffey (DD-724)

THE SNIPES LAMENT
Author Unknown

SOME WORDS ABOUT DESTROYERS
By: E.A. Hughes, FTCM (SS), USN (Ret.)

STEAMING FOR HOME
By: Bob Lee
USS MacDonough DLG8/DDG39

TAILOR MADES
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

A TIN CAN SAILOR
By: Glen V. Ruff
USS NORRIS (DD/DDE-859)
1949-1952

A TIN CAN SAILOR
By: MMC Joseph Early, USN (Ret.)
USS Vammen (DE-644)
USS Gregory (DD-802)
USS Furse (DD-882)

TO ALL TIN CAN SAILORS
By: Bob Lee, BT2
USS MacDonough (DLG-8/DDG-39)

THIS UNCLE SAM OF MINE
By: James E. (Whitey) Stidham
USS GOODRICH (DD/DDR-831)

TRUCKEE
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

THE USS BLACK (DD-666)
By: Martin A. Hruz (CS3)
USS Black (DD-666)

USS CHARLES R. WARE (DD-865)
By Edward C. Luebke, SHSN 1966-1969
USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865)

THE USS MOALE
By: Lawrence Fredrick Scarberry
USS MOALE (DD-693) 1969-70

TO AN OLD TIN CAN
By: George William Harrington
USS Parrott (DD-218)

UP SPIRITS: ODE TO A TOT OF RUM
By: Unknown
Submitted by: Geoff Say

USS HERBERT (APD 22)
by Robert E. Desmarais

USS SAMUEL N. MOORE (DD-747) June 5, 1945
by Lt. T. A. Kerns, MC, USNR

WATERLINE
By: Thomas M. McDade
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)

WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER
By: Thomas Mahoney

WE WILL REMEMBER
By: George James

WHAT EVERY SONARMAN DREADS
By: Ronald LeRoy Payne
Submitted by: Russell Avery

WHAT SAILORS KNOW
By: Hay Machine

WHEN WE GET THERE
By: John J. Krivec
USS Kimberly (DD-521)

WHY YOU DON'T WALK BETWEEN THE COLORS
THIS IS HALLOWED GROUND

By: Unknown
Courtesy of William M. Howard
 

 

 

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