The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, floating museum USS Kidd (DD-661) 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.
The grant will be used to upgrade the shipboard security and dehumidification systems, as well as for fabricating new and replacement canvas.
The World War II–era vessel was featured (as the fictional USS Keeling) in the 2020 Tom Hanks movie Greyhound, an adaptation of The Good Shepherd, C. S. Forester’s classic novel about the Battle of the Atlantic. (See “Making Sure We Were Authentic,” August 2020, and “Earning Her Battle Stars,” August 2020.)
In his interview with Naval History, Greyhound director Aaron Schneider remarked that the Kidd “has a really dedicated museum crew . . . they’ve done such a marvelous job authenticating the ship based on historical photographs. . . .”
For information on visiting the USS Kidd, go to usskidd.com.