Associate Members - Naval, Maritime and Military Organizations

HNSA Associate Members are organizations whose objectives are compatible with the objectives of the Historic Naval Ships Association. Examples are historic ships not yet open to the public, firms who supply goods and services to Fleet Members, for-profit tourist attractions such as ship excursion lines, and non-profit organizations working to obtain historic naval ships for siting and display as museum vessels.

HNSA encourages its Fleet Members to give preference to the products and services offered by its Associate Member vendors and suppliers. It also advises Fleet Members to make their own decisions regarding the purchase, employment or other use of the products and services offered by its Associate Members. HNSA incurs no liability and assumes no responsibility for problems that may occur prior to, during or after an Associate Member has supplied a product or performed a service in support of a Fleet Member.

If you are interested in becoming an associate member, contact Dr. William Cogar at executivedirector@hnsa.org


908 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 120
Houston, TX 77024-2208
Tel: 713-827-9620
Fax: 713-827-9621
Email: bb35foundation@sbcglobal.net
Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director
http://www.battleshiptexas.org/

The Battleship TEXAS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to assist ongoing preservation and educational efforts aboard the Battleship TEXAS in partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife. Established in 1998, the Foundation works to help develop the historic ship into a premier, hands-on museum and visitor attraction. It provides financial support to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to enhance the site surrounding the ship, including an On-Shore Interpretive Center and Dry Berthing to prevent the constant corrosion to the ship’s hull and reduce long-term costs for maintenance and repair. It supports the restoration efforts of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the First Texas Volunteers; operates and organizes educational tours, such as the Overnight Program; increases public awareness of the USS Texas history as well as her current and future preservation needs; and assists in sustaining an active veterans’ affairs program.

The Dreadnought is the official newsletter of the Battleship TEXAS Foundation.

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c/o Treasurer, Paul Fontenoy, North Carolina Maritime Museum
Curator of Maritime Research & Technology
North Carolina Maritime Museum System
North Carolina State History Museums
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
(252) 728-7317 x 23
paul.fontenoy@ncdcr.gov
http://www.councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org/

The Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) was founded in 1974 to bring together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage. We foster friendship and cooperation among member institutions. This friendship promotes research, exhibition, publication and mutual assistance among practitioners within the maritime heritage field.

A subgroup of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), CAMM acts as an authoritative voice on policy matters which impact on the preservation of maritime history. We promote appropriate legislation that supports maritime preservation and high ethical standards.

 

Council of American Military past

P. O. Box 4209
Charlottesville, VA 22905
(703) 912-6124
Fax: (703) 912-5666
Email: mgjernes@earthlink.net
Marylou Gjernes, President
http://www.campjamp.org/

This is a 1,200 member educational association with the dual objective of military history and historic preservation.

The Council on America’s Military Past, USA, Inc. (CAMP) is one of the leading national military history organizations dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing our military heritage.

Our purpose is to identify, memorialize, preserve and publicize America’s military history including the structures and facilities used by our soldiers, the living conditions, customs and traditions of our men and women in uniform, and the progress and purpose of United States military organizations.

We search out and study all phases of our country’s military past, from the stockade forts of early New England to the adobe presidios of the southwest, and from the temporary camps and battlefields of our colonial militia to the sophisticated coastal fortifications of the twentieth century.  Our interest and projects included study and preservation of military posts, ships, aircraft and missile systems as well as the role of the military in the founding and protection of the nation, from the first European explorers to the Cold War conflicts and our modern military establishment.  In addition, we also publish records of military personnel, sites and events that are, or have been significant to the defense of the United States as well as disseminate information pertaining to military history preservation activities.

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Escort Carrier Sailors & Airmen Association, Inc.
1215 No. Military Highway, #128
Norfolk, VA 23502
Dave Ryan, Membership Chair
855-505-2469
E-mail: Membership@ecsaa.org
http://ecsaa.org

Not until 1991, 46 years after the end of the War, was an association formed to represent all CVEs of World War II and Korea. This association was named the Escort Carrier Sailors and Airmen Association, Inc. and is usually referred to as ECSAA.

Today ECSAA has well over 1,000 members and while most WWII veterans groups are facing declining numbers, ECSAA continues to add members every year. New memberships come from ship-specific organizations that join-up with ECSAA’s larger audience spanning all Escort Carrier task groups but also the growing support of descendants.

ECSAA’s Board of Governors handles the business affairs of the association, publishes a highly popular quarterly newspaper, The Piper, holds annual conventions in various cities where CVE sailors and airmen and their families meet to visit with old shipmates, make new friends, and recount their days of service aboard the little aircraft carriers which contributed so much to the nation’s victory during the war.

One of ECSAA’s goals is to carry out programs to educate current and future generations of the vital role the CVEs played during the war.

The story of the escort carriers has never been told. During the War, the nation’s press rarely made mention of the CVEs, and their outstanding record of service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of war.

ECSAA’s educational program consists of placing bronze plaques and displays in key Navy and Maritime museums around the country where millions of visitors of all ages can learn about the escort carriers, the men who manned them, and the valiant pilots and airmen who flew from their decks.

The displays also pay tribute to the six CVEs which were sunk, and our shipmates who died in battle.

New for 2016 is a scholarship for the ECSAA members and their families. The information is available on the ECSAA Website.

The Objectives and Aims of HMS Cavalier Association are:

Bring together in mutual friendship those who served in HMS Cavalier;
Support each other as necessary;
Keep Members of “The Association” in contact with each other by means of a Newsletter (Known as “Cavalier Capers”), Meetings, and other Social occasions;
Maintain Links with the Royal Navy and other organisations;
Provide a central record of all information relating to HMS Cavalier;
Support the current owners of HMS Cavalier:
Promote the permanent preservation of HMS Cavalier;
And Promote greater public understanding of the work that British Destroyers played in Peace and War.

Queries should be addressed to:
Terry Willis. Secretary/Capers Editor
28 Pippin Lane
Little Billing
Northampton NN3 9TQ
United Kingdom
Terry.willis@hotmail.co.uk
            www.hmscavalier.org.uk


Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
Tel: 020 8312 8558
Hannah Cunliffe, Director
Hannah.Cunliffe@Nationalhistoricships.org.uk
www.nationalhistoricships.org.ukwww.shipshapenetwork.org.uk _

NHS-UK is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.  It maintains: the National Register of Historic Vessels which lists over a thousand significant craft; the National Archive of Historic Vessels for those craft now destroyed; the UK Replica List, and the Overseas Watch List which tracks vessels of outstanding significance outside the UK.

NHS-UK is also the initiator and manager of the Shipshape Network, which was set up to promote the regeneration of traditional maritime skills, encourage regional activities and improve communication amongst heritage training schemes.

 

1306 Dahlgren Ave., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5055
(202) 678-4333
Fax: (202) 889-3565
Clair Sassin, Executive Director
csassin@navyhistory.org
http://www.navyhistory.org

The primary objective of the Foundation is to provide support to the Naval History and Heritage Command and to foster interest in American Naval History and promote patriotism through educational and literary endeavors.

The Naval Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of those who came before us. We know that passing this legacy on will serve to educate and inspire the generations who will follow. We raise funds and supervise the construction of cutting edge museum exhibits. We encourage students and teachers with educational programs, prizes, and fellowships. We work to ensure that America’s great naval history is proudly remembered.

 

 

Attn: Capt. John G. Day, USN (Ret.)
120 Montalvo Road
Palomar, CA 94042-3851
Johnday20@sbcglobal.net
http://www.navalorder.org

The Order’s mission is to foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the sea services, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace. It is the oldest American hereditary exclusively naval society.

MISSION: To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order’s unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country. To foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace.

UNIQUENESS: The Naval Order is the oldest American hereditary exclusively naval society.
From its beginning, the Order has had a dedicated interest in Naval History and has encouraged its recording and preservation.

The Order has a provision for membership based upon lineal descent, which ensures a strong continuing interest in the deeds and accomplishments of companions and their forebears in perpetuity. The Order’s linkage of present companions with their predecessors forges a common bond of responsible, honorable service to our country.

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5025D Backlick Road
Annandale, VA 22003-6044
(703) 256-0891; Fax: (703) 642-5815
Email: subleague@navalsubleague.org
Capt. Tim W. Oliver, USN (Ret.), Executive Director
http://www.navalsubleague.org

The Naval Submarine League is a professional organization for submariners and their supporters. The primary mission of the Naval Submarine League is to promote awareness of the importance of submarines to U.S. national security.  The Naval Submarine League was founded and incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit organization in 1982 and now has 10 chapters across the nation.  League membership is about 3100, including active duty, former enlisted and officer submariners, and civilians.

The Naval Submarine League is an organization which provides people from all walks of life with information about the submarine force and opportunities to demonstrate their strong support.  Periodic forums are available to educate people on significant details of the goals and issues confronting the Submarine Force.

 

P.O. Box 408
Keyport, WA 98345
(360) 697-1129
Ronald Krell, Executive Director
thecdr@comcast.net
http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org

The Naval Undersea Museum Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to obtain and provide financial support for the development of the Naval Undersea Museum and museum programs and exhibits. The Foundation publishes the Undersea Quarterly, its newsletter, and sponsors the Naval Undersea Museum Store.