Ship Christenings/Commissionings Field Days



USS KIDD'S 4th of July Spectacular

4/7/2017 10th Annual Liberty Call Charleston 2017
American Legion Post 166, 166 Howe Hall Road-Goose Creek, SC 29445
1/27/2017 Captain Lovell has joined the NMASF Board of Directors Details
10/17/2015 A public departure ceremony for the display ship USS Barry DD-933 will be held at the Washington Navy Yard Details
7/25/2015 Wisconsin Navy Reserve Centennial Celebration Details
6/22/2015 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum invites the public to the dedication of the museum's Huey Helicopter 66-15005 in memory of Army Specialist 4, Kenneth Michael Plavcan. Details
6/10/2015 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
5/28/2015 USS Kidd is looking for a gunnersmate. Details
5/19/2015 The USS Dyess DD/DDR 880 Assoc. is looking for shipmates, especially from the 60-70-80's.
Contact Ken Moore at
3/19/2015 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

 Tentatively September, 17  USS Detroit (LCS-7), Detroit Waterfront

Ship Christenings

    None scheduled.

Field Days
 October 19-23, 2016   USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR (DD-850),
  Fall River, Massachusetts
 August 25-28, 2016   USS THE SULLIVANS (DD-537),
  Buffalo, New York
  October 27-30, 2016   USS KIDD (DD-661),
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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