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HNSA - Knowledge Base:

Table of Contents

Naval Ship Information/Photos On the Internet
Other Maritime Heritage Organizations
How To Find A Reunion/Veterans Group
HNSA Education Collaborative for educators

Navy Documents, Manuals, and Ship Plans (drawings) Online
Historical Sound & Video Online
HNSA Operations Handbook (Essays on diverse topics for ship museum staff.)
  Ship Preservation and Conservation Resources moved to Handbook.
  Museum Grant/Fundraising/Development Resources moved to Handbook.

Naval Ship Information On the Internet:

NavSource Naval History. A great collection of photographs of mostly US Navy ships online.
http://www.navsource.org

U.S. Coast Guard Historian
http://www.uscg.mil/history/

U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). In addition to other MARAD information, this site contains the vessel inventory.
http://www.marad.dot.gov/
MARAD Ship donation program.
http://www.marad.dot.gov/ships_shipping_landing_page/ship_disposal_program/ship_donation_program/Ship_Donation_Program.htm

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Notes on NARA ship research

U.S. Navy, NAVSEA 21I, Navy Inactive Ships Program (formerly PMS 333). This is the office that advertises certain inactive ships as available for donation, evaluates the applications of prospective donees and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy, and manages the annual inspections of museum ships previously donated by the Navy.
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/teamships/Inactiveships/default.aspx

U.S. Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command
http://www.history.navy.mil/

U.S. Navy, Naval Vessel Register is a great resource showing the disposition of most U.S. Navy ships.
http://www.nvr.navy.mil/index.htm

U.S. National Park Service, National Maritime Initiative
http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/

U.S. National Park Service, World War II Ships in the Pacific Theme Study
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/butowsky1/index.htm

PORT, a National Maritime Museum (UK) maritime information gateway to the web
http://www.rmg.co.uk/.

Smith's Master Index of Maritime Museum Websites
http://www.maritimemuseums.net

Haze Gray and Under Way
http://www.hazegray.org
This site contains an unofficial partial listing of the U.S. Navy's "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships"

International Naval Research Organization
http://www.warship.org/
The principal activity of INRO is the publication of the quarterly journal, "Warship International".

Seawaves Magazine
http://www.seawaves.com/
Daily periodical of navy events and activities, and a reunions listing

U.S. Naval Institute
118 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 268-6110
http://www.usni.org/
Has a bookstore and a rich photo research collection on premises.

Other Maritime Heritage Organizations:

American Sail Training Association
Email: asta@sailtraining.org
http://tallships.sailtraining.org/

Association for Great Lakes Maritime History
Email: odonnell521@aol.com
http://www.aglmh.org/

International Congress of Maritime Museums
Secretary-General Stuart Parnes
Email: stuparnes@aol.com
http://www.icmmonline.org

National Historic Ships (United Kingdom)
Email: info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk
http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/

National Maritime Alliance
Email: runyant@mail.ecu.edu
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National Maritime Historical Society
Email: nhms@seahistory.org
http://www.seahistory.org/

North American Society for Oceanic History
Email: nasoh@mail.ecu.edu
http://www.nasoh.org/

World Ship Trust
Email: lynnmallet@worldshiptrust.org
http://www.worldshiptrust.org/

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