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

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

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

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
RADM Richard A. Buchanan, USN (Ret), President and CEO
LCDR Jim Ives, Executive Director
Cindy McCalip, Exec. VP 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.


Post Office Box 291812
Boston, MA 02129-0215
(617) 426-1812
FAX (617) 242-0496
Anne Grimes Rand, President

Museum Hours
Open:  April 1 – October 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 1 – March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and education voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her.  This award-winning, not-for-profit educational institution welcomes over 400,000 visitors each year and charges no admission fee.  The Museum provides an interactive, hands-on environment with innovative exhibitions. It is perfect for families and school groups seeking an enjoyable, educational experience where they can have fun while learning and exploring history together.

Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, across from “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution Museum is a must see for everyone visiting Boston.  Hands-on, interactive galleries let families of all ages explore the legacy of USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State.  Swing in a hammock, furl a sail, holystone the deck, and face the enemy in battle when visiting the exhibit All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812.  Learn the causes and impact of the War of 1812 on our nation in the 1812 Discovery Center.  Come explore the evidence and see how a young nation launched a legend in the Museum’s newest hands-on exhibit, Forest to Frigate.  Enter the 1790’s to follow the story from the forest in which “Old Ironsides’” timbers grew to her launch as a fully formed frigate.  Decide for yourself what kind of ship to build, meet men like Paul Revere who labored to bring her to life, and test your shipyard skills.

Additional Resources (online game and educational resource) (resources for museum professionals about family engagement) (interdisciplinary classroom activities)

P.O. Box 493139
Leesburg, FL 34749-3139
(352) 315-1397
Fax: (352) 315-4040
Robert Daniels, President

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Jenilyn Mescall, CMP
National Sales Manager
Visit Buffalo Niagara
403 Main Street, Suite 630
Buffalo, NY 14203
T: (716) 218-2947 or (888) 228-3369, ext. 247
F: (716) 852-0131 
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Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets its assets and attractions to visitors outside the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community. VBN is Erie County’s lead marketing organization for conventions, meetings, amateur sporting events, cultural and heritage tourism and consumer travel.


What is World of Warships?

World of Warships is a free, online historical combat game from Wargaming.  Participants command ships from massive naval fleets with some of history’s most iconic vessels.  Every battle is a pulse-pounding experience with four classes of ships (battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers) digitally re-created from historical references, all sailing on spectacular rendered environments. Download today and play World of Warships free!

How does Wargaming and World of Warships promote naval history?

With an audience of over 145 million registered users, Wargaming brings its reverence for history to the masses.  World of Warships collaborates with naval museums — many being HNSA Fleet Members — to produce AAA short-format documentaries, like our “Naval Legends” and “1:42” series.

How does Wargaming and World of Warships support veterans past and present?

Every year during May (Military Month), Wargaming runs events to promote veterans’ charities — donating a portion of proceeds directly to organizations like AMVETS, the National Military Family Association, and the HNSA member, Battleship Texas Foundation.

In addition, we collaborated with AMVETS to raise more than $350,000 for the restoration of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in 2014.

In 2016, we began a new project called “Virtually Inside the Warships,” which tells the stories of ships and the people who served on them, using 360-degree VR technology. Our first subject is with HMS Cavalier, the only surviving British Royal Navy destroyer from WWII.

As the profiles of Wargaming and World of Warships continue to grow, so too does our ability to educate our players about history and support the numerous historical landmarks, museums, and organizations that make up our naval heritage.