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 executivedirector@hnsa.org


P.O. Box 100
Somerset, MA 02726-0100
(800) 223-5535
Email: tcs@destroyers.org
James V. Jones, Captain, USN (Ret), President
Terry L. Miller, Executive Director
tcs@destroyers.org
http://www.destroyers.org

Tin Can Sailors was founded in 1976. We now have thousands of members. Tin Can Sailors has three basic purposes:

1) Serve Destroyer Veterans through our newspaper, events, ship’s store, free admissions, etc.
2) Support Historic Fleet through our Destroyer Museum Grant Program and w/volunteer labor.
3) Support Active Fleet through free distribution of our newspaper/contributions to Navy Relief.

Tin Can Sailors is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to Tin Can Sailors may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Tin Can Sailors files annual reports (Form 990) with the Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General’s Division of Public Charities.

Our newspaper, The Tin Can Sailor, is published four times a year. We do not accept outside advertising. We do not sell our mailing list nor do we make our mailing list available to other organizations. The newspaper is sent to all members of Tin Can Sailors. Free copies are also sent to all active Destroyers and Frigates and to destroyer veterans who cannot afford to send money but who have asked to receive the newspaper.

Tin Can Sailors makes grants to seven historic ships. All of those ships are operated by 501(c)(3) educational/charitable organizations. See our Grant Program page for more information.

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Touchstone 3D
(919)-535-9895
1773 NW Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27513
info@touchstone3d.com
sales@touchstone3d.com

Touchstone 3D provides product design and rapid prototyping services to customers of all sizes. Our team of industrial designers, engineers, and prototyping technicians work to assess customer needs, create elegant and functional designs, and quickly produce high quality parts and prototypes. We utilize 3D scanning and CAD modeling to create and reproduce parts in digital format. We work with our customers to solve challenges including how parts assemble or attach together and any integration of electronics such as LEDs, speakers, or sensor arrays. Our in-house prototyping services include 3D printing, plastic and rubber RTV casting, laser cutting and marking, CNC machining, and vacuum forming. We use this combination of design knowledge and prototyping techniques to support both restoration and new design creation efforts.

1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609-1404
(773) 869-1111
FAX (773) 869-1329
Barre Seid, Chairman
bseid@tripplite.com

Tripp Lite’s comprehensive product line and service network have evolved over a span of more than 85 years. Established in 1922, Tripp Lite originally manufactured automotive accessories, including a line of inverters. While inverters are still part of Tripp Lite’s offering. Tripp Lite, driven over the decades by the evolving needs of its customers, has shifted the focus of its offering onto power protection and connectivity products. As an early innovator in the power protection industry, Tripp Lite introduced the first UPS system designed for personal computers and the world’s most trusted premium surge suppressor, the Isobar®.

World-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions.  Sells exclusively through domestic and international IT, telecom and industrial distributors

Products: Over 3,000 products including UPS Systems, Surge Protectors, Cables & Connectors, Power Inverters & Inverter/Chargers, KVM Switches, Power Strips, Power Distribution Units, Rack & Rack Cooling Systems, Power Management Software, UPS Replacement Batteries, Laptop Accessories, Audio/Video Solutions, Healthcare Solutions and Government/Education Solutions

Over 60 countries worldwide

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590-0001
(202) 366-0866
FAX (202) 366-5904
Ms. Barbara Voulgaris, Program Historian & Federal Preservation Officer
Office of Ship Operations
Barbara.Voulgaris@dot.gov
http://www.marad.dot.gov/

This agency of the U.S. federal government administers the inactive ships in various reserve fleets and maritime artifacts. They are also the owners of NS Savannah, the only nuclear powered merchant vessel built by the USA.

Mission: To improve and strengthen the U.S. Marine Transportation System to meet the economic, environmental and security needs of the Nation.  In our work across the government and the industry we support and advocate advancements in the business of shipping and marine transportation, both domestically and internationally.

Washington Navy Yard
805 Kidder Breese St., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
(202) 433-2210; Fax: (202) 433-3593
RADM Samuel Cox, USN (Ret.), Director and Curator of the Navy
Samuel.cox@navy.mil
https://www.history.navy.mil

Mission: Collect, preserve, protect, present, and make relevant the artifacts, art, and documents that best capture the Navy’s history and heritage.

Vision: Make the Navy and its history relevant to the American people and their leaders.

Provide the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that identify what the Navy is and what it stands for.

Overview: The Naval History and Heritage Command traces its lineage to 1800 when President John Adams asked Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy, to prepare a catalog of professional books for the secretary’s office. Today, the NHHC is the central resource for today’s operational Navy and acts as the services institutional memory.

Headquartered on the historic Washington Navy Yard, D.C., the Command includes ten official Navy museums nationwide as well as a detachment that maintains the Navy’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, in Boston, Mass.

The NHHC manages the official history program of the United States Navy, fulfilling its mission to strengthen the Navy’s effectiveness by preserving, analyzing, and interpreting the service’s hard-earned experience. A professional staff of historians, archivists, librarians, museum specialists, and naval personnel carries out historical activities and supports the fleet.

The Command oversees Navy programs and instructions related to history; advances knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, and interpretation, delivering a range of knowledge products and services; advises the Navy, other agencies, and the public on issues related to Navy ship and aircraft wrecks; and administers grants, fellowships, scholarships, and internships related to naval history.

Archives Branch—Operational Records and Personal Papers
Bldg. 108, 3rd Floor
202.433.3224
archives@navy.mil

Archives Branch—Ship and Aviation Unit Records
Bldg. 200, 1st Floor
202.433.3224
archives@navy.mil

Archives Branch—Photographic Section
Bldg. 108, 2nd Floor
202.433.2765
nhhcphotoarchives@navy.mil

Curator Branch
Bldg. 108, 2nd Floor
202.433.7873 or 202.433.2220
nhhccurator@navy.mil

Navy Department Library
Reference 433.7833; Circulation 433.4132

Underwater Archaeology
Bldg. 70, 1st Floor
nhhcunderwaterarchaeology@navy.mil

Navy Art Collection
Bldg. 67 (office)
202.433.3815
navyart@navy.mil
Gail Munro, Branch Head: gail.munro@navy.mil

USS Constitution “Old Ironsides,” Boston, Massachusetts

 

U.S. Naval Museums:
Great Lakes Naval Museum, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL  http://www.history.navy.mil/glnm
Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, VA  http://www.hrnm.navy.mil/
National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL  http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/Naval Museum of Armament and Technology, China Lake, CA  http://www.chinalakemuseum.org/
Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA
Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI  http://www.usnwc.edu/About/NWC-Museum.aspx
Patuxtent River Naval Air Museum, Patuxtent River, MD  http://paxmuseum.com/
Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, CA   http://www.seabeehf.org/museum/
Submarine Force Museum & Historic Ship Nautilus, Groton, CT
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, MD   http://www.usna.edu/Museum/
National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington, D.C.

291 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 268-6110
Email: phdaly@usni.org
VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
http://www.usni.org

The U.S. Naval Institute is a voluntary, private, nonprofit association for the advancement of professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in the naval and maritime services, and the advancement of the knowledge of sea power.

Mission: To provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense

Vision:  We are the preeminent thought leader serving all Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel by advancing the naval profession and preserving our naval history. USNI enhances the understanding of the vital contribution of American sea power to the defense and economic well-being of our nation.

Ship Donation Program Office (PMS 333B)
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, S.E., Stop 2701
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-2701
(202) 781-0498
Fax: (202) 781-4721
Email: christina.wenderoth@navy.mil
Christina Wenderoth, Donation Manager
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/teamships/Inactiveships/default.aspx

This office manages the donation of U.S. Navy ships at no cost to the Government in accordance with federal statute Title 10 U.S.C. 7306. It also manages a material donation program and an inspection program for the donation ships.

The Navy Inactive Ships Office (SEA 21I) manages U.S. Navy ships and craft that have reached the natural end of their lifecycle. (SEA 21I) is responsible for the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of the Navy’s inactivation and disposal of conventionally powered surface ships and craft.

Objectives:
Supporting the Fleet with responsive services for inactivation and equipment/material recovery
Equipment Removal System Process for Navy item/inventory managers
Reducing the inactive ship inventory using all tools available in a cost-effective manner
Maintaining compliance with environmental and occupational safety regulations
Continuing improvement toward cost efficiencies

Mission Statement:
The Navy Inactive Ships Office commits to:
Work with International Fleet Support Office (PMS 326) to transfer assets to friendly foreign navies
Transition ships from the Fleet for storage and disposal
Preserve our naval heritage through ship donations
Enhance marine ecosystems through artificial reefing
Protect the environment through ship dismantling and recycling

Accomplishments:  The Navy has successfully reduced its inventory of inactive conventionally-powered ships from nearly 200 in 1997 to approximately 50 today.

President:  David B. Blomstrom
3106 River Fern Drive
Richmond, TX  77469-5774
Tel: (713) 907-5022
Email: davidblomstrom@aol.com

Secretary:  James F. Chryst
34 Snyder Hollow Road
New Providence, PA  17560-9792
Tel:  (717) 284-6996
Email: jchryst@embarqmail.com

http://www.navycruisers.org

The U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association (USNCSA) is an organization of U.S. Navy veterans who formerly served or are currently serving aboard cruisers.  USNCSA publishes a quarterly 48-page color magazine.  It holds an annual five-day national reunion, rotating it among cities on the east coast, west coast and the central part of the country.   The association is divided geographically into three districts: Eastern, Central, and Western.  Within the districts are state and local chapters. Some state and local chapters hold get-togethers, usually for one day.

USNCSA is a tax-exempt veterans organization by, for, and about U.S. Navy cruisers and their crews.  Formed in 1992 by seven cruiser sailors, the association has grown into a vibrant, member-oriented organization with over 2,600 active members.   Its roster includes sailors who served in all 168 ‘modern’ cruisers built since the 1930s.  It provides annual donations to the three cruiser fleet members of the Historic Naval Ships Association:  USS LITTLE ROCK (CL-92, later CLG-4), USS OLYMPIA (C-6, later CL-15) and USS SALEM (CA-139).

 

701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #123
Washington DC 20004-2608
(202) 737-2300
Fax: (202) 737-2308
Email: ahoy@lonesailor.org
http://www.navymemorial.org/
RADM Richard A. Buchanan, USN (Ret), President and CEO
LCDR Jim Ives, Executive Director
Cindy McCalip, Exec. VP cmccalip@navymemorial.org 202-380-0714

The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation honors all who have served in the sea services and perpetuates their heritage, values and traditions. The Memorial has an active exhibit space in their facility on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Navy Memorial includes both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. The plaza is a round ceremonial amphitheater paved in granite to form a 100-foot diameter of the world. Surrounding the deck of the plaza are fountains, pools, flagpole masts, and sculptural panels depicting historic achievements of the sea services. A symbolic statue of a Lone Sailor stands watch near the edge of the plaza.