BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The USS KIDD in Downtown Baton Rouge was awarded a $10,000 grant for ship preservation projects.
The Tin Can Sailors, Inc. grant was from the Thomas J. Peltin Destroyer Museum Grant Program. The organization’s goal is to preserve the history of destroyers.
“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,” said President of Tin Can Sailors USN (Ret.) Captain Morgan Little.
The USS KIDD plans to use the grant to upgrade shipboard security and dehumidification systems, along with fabricating new and replacement canvas.