Tin Can Sailors was founded in 1976. They have since grown to thousands of members. Tin Can Sailors has three basic purposes:
To serve Destroyer Veterans through our newspaper, events, ship's store, free admissions, support the Historic Fleet through our Destroyer Museum Grant Program and with volunteer labor and finally to support the Active Fleet through free distribution of their newspaper and contributions to Navy Relief. Their mission and dedication to upholding these goals continues to this day.
With it over 20,000 members, the Tin Can Sailors Association has become one of the best organizations for veterans, sailors past and present, their family and friends for keeping up on a variety of recent news and events as well as staying in touch with shipmates.