P.O. Box 100
Somerset, MA 02726-0100
James V. Jones, Captain, USN (Ret), President
Terry L. Miller, Executive Director
Tin Can Sailors was founded in 1976. We now have thousands of members. Tin Can Sailors has three basic purposes:
1) Serve Destroyer Veterans through our newspaper, events, ship’s store, free admissions, etc.
2) Support Historic Fleet through our Destroyer Museum Grant Program and w/volunteer labor.
3) Support Active Fleet through free distribution of our newspaper/contributions to Navy Relief.
Tin Can Sailors is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to Tin Can Sailors may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Tin Can Sailors files annual reports (Form 990) with the Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General’s Division of Public Charities.
Our newspaper, The Tin Can Sailor, is published four times a year. We do not accept outside advertising. We do not sell our mailing list nor do we make our mailing list available to other organizations. The newspaper is sent to all members of Tin Can Sailors. Free copies are also sent to all active Destroyers and Frigates and to destroyer veterans who cannot afford to send money but who have asked to receive the newspaper.
Tin Can Sailors makes grants to seven historic ships. All of those ships are operated by 501(c)(3) educational/charitable organizations. See our Grant Program page for more information.
This is an organization of veterans who formerly served or are currently serving aboard destroyers.