Ship Christenings/Commissionings Field Days


  Tin Can Sailors is looking for a circa 1920 officer's dress uniform. See photo.  Please contact Tin Can Sailors at 508-677-0515 or Photo
  USS Kidd is looking for a gunnersmate. Details
  The USS Dyess DD/DDR 880 Assoc. is looking for shipmates, especially from the 60-70-80's.
Contact Ken Moore at
  USS Barry (DD-933), display ship at the Washington Navy Yard to be dismantled.  Details
  Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum (ex-Edson) The folks at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum are looking for one set of ship’s bridge binoculars (ship’s big eyes), and two operating room lights for a Sherman Class destroyer.  If any museum has these items and wishes to help, please contact Mike Kegley at or at (989) 684-3946  
  LST 325 Museum Ship Memorial Details
  USS Indianapolis (CA-35)  Radio Room Details
  Visit the Roberts Armory WWII Museum in Rochelle, Illinois Details
                           Immunization Awareness
See Details for a list of recommended vaccines for specific age groups.
  Make the Connection-A website for veterans and their family members with information and resources to issues that affect their lives. Link
  Looking for a Cruise Book Details
  Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them Link
  USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD-793) Tribute Link
  The Navy Leagues' SEAPOWER magazine is now available on line. Link


Christenings and Commissionings

It has been very difficult to obtain tickets to commissionings and christenings. If you are interested in tickets please email us at
or call us at (800) 223-5535 and we will do what we can to help you out.
Please include your Tin Can Sailors membership number in your email.

Here are the events currently scheduled:

Ship Commissionings

 Early 2018    USS Manchester (LCS-14), Portsmouth, NH
   For tickets visit
 Late 2018    USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), Boston, MA
   For tickets visit

Ship Christenings

    None scheduled.

Field Days
  May 17-20, 2018
  October 18-21, 2018
  Fall River, Massachusetts
  August 15-19, 2018   USS THE SULLIVANS (DD-537),
  Buffalo, New York
  No information at
    this time
  USS KIDD (DD-661),
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  May 9-12, 2018
  USS EDSON (DD-946),
  Bay City, Michigan

What's a Field Day?

A Field Day is a working weekend aboard a destroyer that is now a museum.
For many, it is like a chance to go back in time.
All types of volunteer labor are welcome
but electricians, welders, plumbers, carpenters, etc., are especially needed.
Others can clean or paint or do any of the other tasks that always need to be done.

     See photos of a DD-850 field day

     See photos of a 2003 DD-537 field day      See photos of a 2000 DD-537 field day