Associate Members

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

Flight Avionics of North America, Inc.
703 Progress Way
Sanford, FL  32771
(407) 897-6900; Fax: (407) 878-1500
Ken Foster, President:

In 1980, Flight Avionics built the first hydraulically controlled Virtual Reality Theater, better known today as a flight simulator or motion simulator, for the entertainment industry. Since that time we have been providing and operating exhibits around the world. Flight Avionics owns and operates the highest performance, highest quality, and most reliable equipment available at no cost to the institution.

In addition, we offer the largest product line in the industry and are continuously at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Our NEW VR MOTION EXPERIENCE is amazing! We are seasoned professionals in all aspects of design, field installation, operations and management of motion simulator exhibits. Flight Avionics of North America is equipped with the resources to supply and maintain your simulator operation.

Supplier of flight simulators for museums.

Gowrie Group
Insurance – Benefits – Finance

Insurance Solutions for Historic Naval Ships

Gowrie Group’s marine insurance experts develop customized solutions to meet the specific and unique insurance needs of historic naval ships. From battleships and destroyers to maritime museums, Gowrie’s experts tailor insurance solutions to help protect a wide variety of ships.

Gowrie Group is one of the largest independent marine insurance agencies in the U.S.  Gowrie Group also has strong international capabilities.

* Hull and Machinery Protection
* Protection &Indemnity
* Docks and Wharfs
* General Liability & Marine Liability
* Property
* Fine Arts & Museum Collections
* State Workers Compensation
* Maritime Employers Liability
* Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Act
* Umbrella / Bumbershoot
* Directors & Officers
* Employment Practices Liability
* Crime
* Pollution Liability
* International
* Special Events
* Group Health & Benefits
* Crew Medical Insurance

* Safety Hazards & Loss Prevention
* Claims Services

* Historic Naval Ships
* Battleships
* Destroyers
* Aircraft Carriers
* Cruisers
* Liberty Ships
* Merchant Cargo Ships
* Submarines
* Maritime Museums
* Other Vessel Classes

Learn More & Request an Insurance Quote:
Totch Hartge at Gowrie Group: or
443.786.8861 or 800.262.8911
Learn more at:



What is Guru?
Guru provides the most robust digital story-telling platform available to cultural institutions (museums, zoos, aquariums, gardens) and local attractions. Each Guru customer receives their own branded app that delivers nearly any type of content (text, audio, video, AR, VR) based on a user’s location. While enhancing the visitor experience, Guru simultaneously gathers key visitor behavior and demographic data which is leveraged by Guru’s customers for key decisions and to increase donations, concessions and merchandise sales.

­ Case Study: How Guru has impacted the Battleship Iowa?
Created in only six weeks, the Battleship Iowa was downloaded more than 1500 times in the first 60 days after launch. Loved by the visitors and crew alike, it has been a fitting upgrade for the ship’s “fourth commissioning” as one of the Navy’s most historical landmarks.
Constantly evolving, the interactive mobile tour is not a replacement for docents and volunteers but is actually used by them to better educate visitors.

See it for yourself, and download the FREE Battleship Iowa Mobile Tour.

AppStore   GooglePlay

Get a taste of the adventure. View sample videos from the Battleship Iowa.

A  Good  Deed:

Sailor  Tattoo:

Gun House Crew Positions:

101 W. Broadway, #300
| San Diego CA 92101
Paul Burke 


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


Jacksonville Historic Naval Ships Associaition
2 Independent Drive
Suite 144
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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.

Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
Tel: 020 8312 8558
Hannah Cunliffe, Director _

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.


The National Maritime Alliance was established in 1988 as a non-profit organization to promote America’s maritime heritage. The Alliance serves as an umbrella organization to represent the interests of all segments of the maritime heritage community. A principal goal is to bring together members of that community to work toward the shared objective of increased public support for America’s maritime heritage. It led the effort to create the National Maritime Heritage Act (1994). Advocacy efforts recently secured $9.5 million for the national maritime heritage grant program provided for in the Act, and administered by the National Park Service. The Maritime Heritage Conferences are organized by the National Maritime Alliance and partners.


For information on the February 2018 Conference, please link to: 


1306 Dahlgren Ave., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5055
(202) 678-4333
Fax: (202) 889-3565
Clair Sassin, Executive Director

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: Ms. Susan K. McLaurine, Treasurer
120 Montalvo Road
Palomar, CA 94042-3851

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.