Tin Can Sailors
Can I join Tin Can Sailors if I didn't serve on a
Yes. While about 99% of our members did serve on
destroyers, we welcome family members of living or deceased destroyer veterans,
model builders, historians, and anyone else who supports our objectives. If you
are interested in destroyer history, if you feel it's important to support the
destroyers of the Historic Fleet, and if you support the Sailors of today's
U.S. Navy, then we'll welcome you aboard. (But you can't serve on the Board of
Directors if you're not a destroyer veteran.)
Can I purchase a copy of a photo that's on the web site?
Some of our
sale. Call the
office at (800)
to see what's
Is it okay to copy a photo from the Tin Can Sailors web site?
It depends on which photo and what you plan to do
If the photo has a photo credit listed, such as
"Photo by John Sailor," then John Sailor has the copyright on it. If you want
to copy it, send us a message and we'll ask the photographer if it's okay.
Most of the photos on our web site are Official USN.
The original photo is in the "public domain" and cannot be copyrighted. So...
If you want to print the photo for your personal use
or to give to a destroyer veteran, great! Be our guest! We're delighted we
could be of service!
If you want to copy our photos onto another web
site, that's a different matter. While it's probably not illegal to copy it, we
certainly feel it is unethical! The photo we display may have taken a
considerable amount of time and effort to obtain, scan, crop, adjust for
contrast, etc. If you like it, feel free to link your web site to our photo but
please do not copy it.
Is it okay to copy an article from the Tin Can
Sailors web site?
Again, it depends.
The destroyer histories, class summaries, ordnance
articles, reunion listings, "lost and damaged" features, etc., are all
copyright Tin Can Sailors. You can print them off for personal use but they may
not be used on other web sites, in newsletters, for commercial purposes, etc.,
without our written permission.
The destroyer histories that say they are from the Dictionary
of American Naval Fighting Ships are not protected by copyright.