U.S.S. Kidd In Baton Rouge Gets $10,000 Grant
The U.S.S. Kidd, the World War II U.S. Navy destroyer that now serves as a museum on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded a Tin Can Sailors Inc., grant of $10,000 from the Thomas J. Peltin Destroyer Museum Grant Program for several ship preservation projects.
In announcing the award, Capt. Morgan Little, USN(Ret.), president of Tin Can Sailors, said, “We believe that joining with you in this cooperative effort brings a special benefit to our members: the opportunity to see their contributions used to preserve these vessels as memorials to destroyer service.”
The grant will be used to upgrade the shipboard security and dehumidification systems, as well as fabricating new and replacement canvas.
Tin Can Sailors exists to preserve and honor destroyers, their history and the veterans who served aboard them. For more information about Tin Can Sailors, visit www.destroyers.org.