Associate Members - Ship Acquisition Projects

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


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Adams Class Veterans Association c/o
135 Zurenda Lane
Mineral Point, PA 15942-4505
814-322-4150
Robert Branco, Capt. USN (Ret)
Emaill: RJBranco@aol.com
http://www.adamsclassddgvets.org/

The Adams Class Veterans Association is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

Our Mission

    • Work with all Adams class groups and organizations to Save, Restore and Preserve the USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2;
    • Educate the public on the rich naval heritage of the Adams class DDG ships;
    • Document the roles of Adams class DDG ships in United States history;
  • Show the importance of preserving historic naval vessels and memorabilia for future generations to appreciate.

Since 2007, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) has worked tirelessly to bring the former USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) back to Jacksonville as Florida’s first naval ship museum.

The ADAMS played a key role in our Navy’s history and was stationed in Mayport for 21 of her 30 years of service life. She is the last surviving ship of the Adams Class guided missile destroyers and was the first guided missile destroyer built from the keel up by the U.S. Navy as a guided missile ship. This heralded a new age of U.S. Navy ships with advanced guided missile weapons systems. The ADAMS revolutionized naval warfare from two aspects, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

1400 East Ludlow Ridge Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98365-9247
(360) 437-0125
Email: dwithers@lot66.com
Dan L. Withers, Chairman
http://www.warboats.org

This organization is working to establish a collection of WWII and Vietnam era patrol craft. Their objective is to preserve the history of the offshore and riverine small boats that operated during the last 60 years.

The purpose of Warboats of America web site is to: present an overview of military combat watercraft and their roles in wartime; help create greater public awareness of these boats and their histories; honor the valiant service of the crews who served aboard them; and promote the efforts of the veterans, historic boat restoration and other worthy groups and individuals.

It is dedicated especially to those crew members who gave their own lives for their country and its citizens, and their belief in freedom and democratic principles.

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Jacksonville Historic Naval Ships Associaition
2 Independent Drive
Suite 144
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-910-5241
https://www.ussadams.com/

The ADAMS played a key role in our Navy’s history and was stationed in Mayport for 21 of her 30 years of service life. She was the first guided missile destroyer built from the keel up by the U.S. Navy as a guided missile ship. This heralded a new age of U.S. Navy ships with advanced guided missile weapons systems. The ADAMS revolutionized naval warfare from two aspects, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

The USS Adams Museum will be a fitting memorial to honor all veterans, especially the Sailors who served on this special class of warship. The museum will help educate our youth about STEM careers and contribute to the economic growth of Downtown Jacksonville. We are a community-led organization with board members and supporters, just like you, who are passionate about making a difference in their community.