Archive for 2020

World Of Warships Hosting Charity Concert For Museum Ship USS Lexington

The pandemic’s been hard on a lot of us, whether we’re students, professionals, parents, or floating museums. In that last category, we have the USS Lexington, a storied American aircraft carrier that saw significant action in World War II and was later converted into a museum, more

Tom Hanks Stars in Historical Drama Greyhound

[caption id="attachment_4440" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Tom Hanks takes on Nazi U-boats in his new World War II drama Greyhound. (Photo from SONY)[/caption]Tom Hanks is back in a charismatic World War II role as Navy Capt. Ernest Krause in the film Greyhound. The movie, based on C.S. more

Battleship North Carolina Receives CAP Grant

Battleship North Carolina recently received a $7,000 CAP grant for collections assessment. The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program is a joint effort of the Institute of Museum and Library Services - an independent Federal agency, and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation more

HNSA Members Salute to Healthcare Workers and First Responders

On Friday, 20 May 2020, several HNSA organizations around the country sounded their ship whistles as an honor to all healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines battling COVID-19. The initiative began as an idea of Kevin Osgood and his team at the Door County Maritime Museum in more

Constitution Change of Command

[caption id="attachment_4429" align="aligncenter" width="465"] CDR John A. Benda, USN (U.S. Navy Photo)[/caption]On 29 Feb 2020, CDR John A. Benda, USN, relieved CDR Nathaniel R. Shick as commanding officer of the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Charlestown, MA. CDR Benda, becomes more

HNSA Receives Generous Grant from “Tin Can Sailors”

[caption id="attachment_4419" align="aligncenter" width="535"] Photo of the Check Presentation to HNSA (Chuck Merkel, HNSA)[/caption]The National Association of Destroyer Veterans ("Tin Can Sailors") is a long-time Associate Member of Historic Naval Ships Association and its Executive Director, more

New Curator at Los Angeles Maritime Museum

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is happy to announce that Guadalupe Pena began work as the new Curator in January, 2020. A Southern California native, Lupe earned her M.A. in History from California State University, Los Angeles. She has curated several exhibits and developed educational more

Maritime Honors for Healthcare Workers – Friday, 22 May 2020

A GREAT IDEA FOR HNSA FLEET MEMBERS Ladies and Gentlemen, Kevin Osgood at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI, home of the tug John Purves, sent me a great suggestion for HNSA Fleet Members!  Kevin and his team will be sounding the John Purves’ whistle as an honor more

2020 HNSA Conference – Postponed

Sadly, but owing to the present pandemic, this year's Conference - scheduled 22-25 September in Mobile, AL, and hosted by the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, has been postponed.  But the good news is that the 2021 Conference will take place on 21-24 September in Mobile and hosted by the more