Welcome to Homeport USS Turner

This "Homeport" is dedicated to the men who gallantly sailed on the U.S.S. Turner, DD/DDR-834, and on her predecessors, DD-259 and DD-648.

It is also dedicated to our families who waited for us to return to "Homeport".

"Small boys", Admiral Sprague called them. But those little gray ships did a man-size job. They, and scores like them.

They were the destroyers and the destroyer-escorts of the United States Navy. Some called them "cans". They meant the word for a noun. But the destroyers changed it to a verb. "Can" meaning "Wilco" and "able to do".
And they did!


Theodore Roscoe
"Tin Cans"

Thank our servicemen

Something cool that Xerox is doing If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...