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Techniques of Riveted Vessels

Following the appearance in the most recent edition of Anchor Watch, Joe Lombardi, Preservation Chair of HNSA and President of Ocean Technical Services, along with Robert Dvorak, Hull Superintendent, and James Brauer, General Foreman/Dockmaster of the Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, a...read more

Article on MARAD Ship Disposal Program

Tim Runyan and others in the Maritime Heritage community are quoted in a new article by Paul Benecki in Maritime Executive on MARAD's ship disposal program.  According to the article: "From 1994 to 2010, MARAD was required to provide 25 percent of the excess revenue of ship disposal to a matchi...read more

Captain Cook’s Endeavour – Possibly Found

[caption id="attachment_3720" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Endeavour. Publicity images supplied from Bill Richards & scanned for PR purposes. *** Local Caption *** Scan - from 35mm transparency[/caption] U.S. researchers are set to announce on Wednesday that they have found what they be...read more

Search for the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112’s Original Wheel

Bob Mannino, President of the Nantucket Lightship Museum and his team, are searching for the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112's original wheel from the flying bridge (see attached1959 photo). Missing since or shortly after the LV-112 was decommissioned in Boston in 1975, it may be with someone from th...read more

Volunteers Needed on Ship Plans

A Call for Volunteers is being sent out from the Baltimore Museum of Industry fo volunteers in the Baltimore area.   The BMI Archives has over 10,000 ship plans from Bethlehem Steel Corporation and various other 20th century shipbuilding companies. Volunteers are needed to help process ship plan...read more

Duplicate Ship Plans Offered by Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Marifrances Trielli, Director of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum has announced that her archivist has identified some duplicate ships plans that are being offered institutional members, including HNSA.  For more information, contact the Museum Archivist, Liz Ruth, at 310-548-7618 ext 215 or send he...read more

Arma Mark IX Mod 2 Gyrocompass Available

Paul Cora at Historic Ships, Baltimore (USS Taney) asks whether anyone is interested in an Arma Mark IX Mod 2 Gyrocompass. They have one available. Please contact Paul at pcora@historicships.orgread more

Free 12′ Models of US Destroyers

The Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center - see our website - is closing its doors to the public forever on Oct. 17, 2015.  The museum staff is attempting to find good naval museum homes for its fleet of six destroyers which range in age/era from the USS Decatur (DD-5) to the USS Stevens (DD-479). ...read more

USS WISCONSIN Seeks Items for Ship’s Sickbay

Dave Scherer, a volunteer on the  Battleship WISCONSIN in Norfolk, VA, is helping out with the ship's sickbay and is trying to locate and obtain used mattresses and assorted bed linens.  He has contacted the Defense Logistic Agency Disposal Service and the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, but sadly, to...read more