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 email@example.com
Director of Business Development
Taylor Marine Construction is involved in steel fabrication, industrial piping, concrete construction and pile driving on land as well as on water. They also do submerged piping installation, cofferdam design and construction, bridge construction, diving and salvage and barge transportation.
Mr. Julius Taylor, Jr. is the founder of Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. Upon graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, he gained valuable experience working in aircraft repair, chemical plant maintenance and engineering and heavy civil construction on the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Saudi Arabia. In 1985, he founded Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. in Beaufort, North Carolina, and has since expanded operations to Wilmington, NC and Houston, TX. He is a licensed professional engineer in the sates of North Carolina & Texas.
In 2006, Julius Taylor III joined the company, serving as Vice President. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and subsequently served in the Navy, specializing in Nuclear Propulsion, Surface Warfare and large ship operations. He is also a licensed captain, holding a Master of Steam or Motor vessel, Any Gross Tons-Oceans, with a towing endorsement.
The company’s management & lead foremen, some of whom have been with Taylor Marine for more than two decades, have over 150 years combined “hands-on” experience in steel fabrication, industrial piping, concrete construction and pile driving on land as well as on water. Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. is well suited for work on marine projects that require piers and docks with additional mechanical equipment and piping as found on tanker loading/unloading facilities, as well as container crane foundations and crane rail work.
Ronald E. Lanz, ACPA
The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation
610 Farragut Avenue, Bldg. 42,
Great Lakes, IL 60088
The National Museum of the American Sailor (NMAS) celebrates the history of the United States Navy’s enlisted Sailor. This museum, which will be located near the Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois, honors the American Sailor’s unwavering and patriotic allegiance to those three bedrock principles which have guided this nation’s sailors since the earliest days of the naval service: Honor, Courage, Commitment.
As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the United States Navy and the people of the United States.
The National Museum of the American Sailor aspires to preserve, educate and celebrate the history of the American Sailor and how through their dedication, patriotism and self-sacrifice, they have protected the United States and its citizens from the late eighteenth century to the present. The museum seeks to make the history of the Enlisted Sailor relevant to Navy personnel and local and national audiences.
2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886-2244
Matthew S. Schulte, Executive Director
The Steamship Historical Society of America records, preserves, and disseminates the history of engine powered vessels. The Steamship Historical Society of America is a non-profit organization with a worldwide membership base. They strive to be the most comprehensive power ship history resource for education, information, and research purposes.
MISSION: The mission of the Steamship Historical Society of America is to record, preserve, and disseminate the history of engine-powered vessels.
What Makes SSHSA Different?: In 1935 seven steamship historians and collectors formed the Steamship Historical Society of America as a means of bringing together amateur and professional historians interested in the history and development of steam navigation, past and present.
Today SSHSA stewards a collection of hundreds of thousands of images, artifacts, periodicals, artwork, official records, memorabilia, and ephemera archived in more than 100 collections and devoted exclusively to the history of engine-powered vessels, their passengers and crew. SSHSA also publishes the quarterly magazine PowerShips and has taken on the role of conservationist through our digital conservation project, the Image Porthole.
Our members include maritime collectors and artists, current and former crew members, historians and students, genealogists, scuba divers, cruise travelers, ship engineers and architects, and maritime history enthusiasts.
SSHSA holds non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and remains the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the world. SSHSA is a vital source and authority of the nautical and maritime history of engine-powered vessels, from the earliest steam-powered ships to modern ocean liners.
P.O. Box 100
Somerset, MA 02726-0100
(508) 677-0515 or (833) DesVets (337-8387)
Morgan Little, Captain, USNR (Ret), President
Terry L. Miller, Executive Director
Tin Can Sailors is in the process of rebranding to the DesVets name as the logo here shows. The underlying 501(c)3 corporation will continue to be Tin Can Sailors, Inc.
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 Massachusett’s Attorney General’s Division of Public Charities.
Our magazine, The Tin Can Sailor, is published four times a year. 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, LCS 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. http://destroyers.org/Save-our-Ships/save_our_ships.htm
5171 Columbia Road
Columbia, MD 21044
Fax: (410) 789-7939
Bruce Broseker, Executive Committee
This organization works with the staff of the Baltimore Maritime Museum in preserving and restoring USS Torsk (SS-423) in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609-1404
FAX (773) 869-1329
Barre Seid, Chairman
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
FAX (202) 366-5904
Ms. Barbara Voulgaris, Program Historian & Federal Preservation Officer
Office of Ship Operations
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
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
Archives Branch—Ship and Aviation Unit Records
Bldg. 200, 1st Floor
Archives Branch—Photographic Section
Bldg. 108, 2nd Floor
Bldg. 108, 2nd Floor
202.433.7873 or 202.433.2220
Navy Department Library
Reference 433.7833; Circulation 433.4132
Bldg. 70, 1st Floor
Navy Art Collection
Bldg. 67 (office)
Gail Munro, Branch Head: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
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.