Tin Can Sailors of Texas was formed on January 1, 1989 by a group of friends
with a common past, service in the United States Navy aboard the class of ship
officially known as Destroyers, but known affectionately to men of the sea as
Many of the members of Tin Can Sailors of Texas are WWII sailors and represent
the largest known contingent of tin can sailors who participated in ship to ship
engagements. Several members have survived the sinking of their ships and others
sailed to Korea and to Vietnam. We are currently seeking new members from the
ranks of Korean and Gulf War veterans and other interested ex-tin can sailors.