Associate Members - Naval, Maritime and Military Organizations

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 protected]


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Adams Class Veterans Association c/o
135 Zurenda Lane
Mineral Point, PA 15942-4505
814-322-4150
Robert Branco, Capt. USN (Ret)
Emaill: [email protected]
http://www.adamsclassddgvets.org/

The Adams Class Veterans Association is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

Our Mission

    • Work with all Adams class groups and organizations to Save, Restore and Preserve the USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2;
    • Educate the public on the rich naval heritage of the Adams class DDG ships;
    • Document the roles of Adams class DDG ships in United States history;
  • Show the importance of preserving historic naval vessels and memorabilia for future generations to appreciate.

Since 2007, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) has worked tirelessly to bring the former USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) back to Jacksonville as Florida’s first naval ship museum.

The ADAMS played a key role in our Navy’s history and was stationed in Mayport for 21 of her 30 years of service life. She is the last surviving ship of the Adams Class guided missile destroyers and was the first guided missile destroyer built from the keel up by the U.S. Navy as a guided missile ship. This heralded a new age of U.S. Navy ships with advanced guided missile weapons systems. The ADAMS revolutionized naval warfare from two aspects, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

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P.O. Box 9690
Baldwin, Maryland 21013-9690
e-mail: [email protected]
http://bayheritage.org
www.steamtug.org
https://www.facebook.com/Baltimore-Chesapeake-Steamboat-Company-494919400054/
301.251.1628

The Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company, Inc. (B&CSC), founded in 2004 and a year later incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, preserves, interprets and supports industrial maritime heritage efforts throughout the Port of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Region.

The group participates in or sponsors a variety of events, lectures, field trips around waterways and hosts other maritime-related programs throughout the year.  It serves as an active member organization of the Baltimore Port Alliance, was a key player in the Port of Baltimore’s Tricentennial Celebrations and helped coordinate the Steamship Historical Society of America’s first-ever ‘Shiposium on maritime preservation aboard the world-famous Nuclear Ship SAVANNAH.  We are an annual sponsor of National Maritime Day.  Our all-volunteer members Go Places, Do Things and Make Things Happen That Make a Difference!

B&CSC acquired its first historic vessel, the 1940 M/V CHARLES D. GAITHER, in 2011.  The GAITHER represents the first all-steel patrol vessel to be placed into service with Baltimore City Police Department’s fleet and later with the City’s Fire Department scoring a combined service history exceeding three decades.

The organization continues to contribute materially to preservation efforts involving the 1906 Steam Tug BALTIMORE, the oldest hand-fired, coal-burning steam tugboat (with an operational power plant) in all of North America.  Tug BALTIMORE is a National Historic Landmark.

Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company’s CHARLES D. GAITHER is a recognized historic vessel with the United States Maritime Administration. All donations to the B&CSC are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Why do we exist?  Because we believe that history tends to lose its way when pieces of the puzzle are allowed to stray.  That’s why you should give the B&CSC a second look.

No matter your present situation in life, sign on with our Cyber Fleet of Friends.  You can do so right from your computer screen and/or by putting a moving deck beneath your feet.  Make the Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company your ‘ships’ company’ of mates and friends.

 

908 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 120
Houston, TX 77024-2208
Tel: 713-827-9620
Fax: 713-827-9621
Email: [email protected]
Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director
http://www.battleshiptexas.org/

The Battleship TEXAS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to assist ongoing preservation and educational efforts aboard the Battleship TEXAS in partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife. Established in 1998, the Foundation works to help develop the historic ship into a premier, hands-on museum and visitor attraction. It provides financial support to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to enhance the site surrounding the ship, including an On-Shore Interpretive Center and Dry Berthing to prevent the constant corrosion to the ship’s hull and reduce long-term costs for maintenance and repair. It supports the restoration efforts of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the First Texas Volunteers; operates and organizes educational tours, such as the Overnight Program; increases public awareness of the USS Texas history as well as her current and future preservation needs; and assists in sustaining an active veterans’ affairs program.

The Dreadnought is the official newsletter of the Battleship TEXAS Foundation.

1400 East Ludlow Ridge Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98365-9247
(360) 437-0125
Email: [email protected]
Dan L. Withers, Chairman
http://www.warboats.org

This organization is working to establish a collection of WWII and Vietnam era patrol craft. Their objective is to preserve the history of the offshore and riverine small boats that operated during the last 60 years.

The purpose of Warboats of America web site is to: present an overview of military combat watercraft and their roles in wartime; help create greater public awareness of these boats and their histories; honor the valiant service of the crews who served aboard them; and promote the efforts of the veterans, historic boat restoration and other worthy groups and individuals.

It is dedicated especially to those crew members who gave their own lives for their country and its citizens, and their belief in freedom and democratic principles.

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c/o Paul Fontenoy
Administrator
252-528-0955
[email protected] 
http://www.councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org/

The Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) was founded in 1974 to bring together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage. We foster friendship and cooperation among member institutions. This friendship promotes research, exhibition, publication and mutual assistance among practitioners within the maritime heritage field.

A subgroup of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), CAMM acts as an authoritative voice on policy matters which impact on the preservation of maritime history. We promote appropriate legislation that supports maritime preservation and high ethical standards.

 

The  Dekaury, a 260-ton harbor tug built at Jacksonville, Florida, was placed in service in early 1943. Initially assigned to the 1st Naval District, New England, she was reclassified YTB-178 in May 1944. In 1946, she was transferred to the 12th Naval District, San Francisco Bay. Laid up in 1947-50, Dekaury was returned to service at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in September 1950 and remained active into the 1980s. Reclassified YTM-178 in the 1960s, she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in September 1985.

After her time in the Navy she became the fire boat for the port of Stockton, CA. Recently returned to San Francisco Bay.

Mr. James L. Adams, President
415-559-0217
[email protected]

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Escort Carrier Sailors & Airmen Association, Inc.
1215 No. Military Highway, #128
Norfolk, VA 23502
Dave Ryan, Membership Chair
855-505-2469
E-mail: [email protected]
http://ecsaa.org

Not until 1991, 46 years after the end of the War, was an association formed to represent all CVEs of World War II and Korea. This association was named the Escort Carrier Sailors and Airmen Association, Inc. and is usually referred to as ECSAA.

Today ECSAA has well over 1,000 members and while most WWII veterans groups are facing declining numbers, ECSAA continues to add members every year. New memberships come from ship-specific organizations that join-up with ECSAA’s larger audience spanning all Escort Carrier task groups but also the growing support of descendants.

ECSAA’s Board of Governors handles the business affairs of the association, publishes a highly popular quarterly newspaper, The Piper, holds annual conventions in various cities where CVE sailors and airmen and their families meet to visit with old shipmates, make new friends, and recount their days of service aboard the little aircraft carriers which contributed so much to the nation’s victory during the war.

One of ECSAA’s goals is to carry out programs to educate current and future generations of the vital role the CVEs played during the war.

The story of the escort carriers has never been told. During the War, the nation’s press rarely made mention of the CVEs, and their outstanding record of service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of war.

ECSAA’s educational program consists of placing bronze plaques and displays in key Navy and Maritime museums around the country where millions of visitors of all ages can learn about the escort carriers, the men who manned them, and the valiant pilots and airmen who flew from their decks.

The displays also pay tribute to the six CVEs which were sunk, and our shipmates who died in battle.

New for 2016 is a scholarship for the ECSAA members and their families. The information is available on the ECSAA Website.

The Objectives and Aims of HMS Cavalier Association are:

Bring together in mutual friendship those who served in HMS Cavalier;
Support each other as necessary;
Keep Members of “The Association” in contact with each other by means of a Newsletter (Known as “Cavalier Capers”), Meetings, and other Social occasions;
Maintain Links with the Royal Navy and other organisations;
Provide a central record of all information relating to HMS Cavalier;
Support the current owners of HMS Cavalier:
Promote the permanent preservation of HMS Cavalier;
And Promote greater public understanding of the work that British Destroyers played in Peace and War.

Queries should be addressed to:
Terry Willis. Secretary/Capers Editor
28 Pippin Lane
Little Billing
Northampton NN3 9TQ
United Kingdom
[email protected]
            www.hmscavalier.org.uk

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Jacksonville Historic Naval Ships Associaition
2 Independent Drive
Suite 144
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-910-5241
https://www.ussadams.com/

The ADAMS played a key role in our Navy’s history and was stationed in Mayport for 21 of her 30 years of service life. She was the first guided missile destroyer built from the keel up by the U.S. Navy as a guided missile ship. This heralded a new age of U.S. Navy ships with advanced guided missile weapons systems. The ADAMS revolutionized naval warfare from two aspects, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

The USS Adams Museum will be a fitting memorial to honor all veterans, especially the Sailors who served on this special class of warship. The museum will help educate our youth about STEM careers and contribute to the economic growth of Downtown Jacksonville. We are a community-led organization with board members and supporters, just like you, who are passionate about making a difference in their community.

 

MuseumShips
Pim van Wijngaarden
3222 Alice Ct.
Falls Church, VA 22042
(202)744-9986
[email protected]

As a former Royal Netherlands Navy sailor with an interest in museum ships and website building, I started https://museumships.us in November of 2014. The intent is to provide a dedicated page for every museum ship I can locate worldwide, and by doing so, creating awareness for these museums, the volunteers and employees that run it, and the veterans that served on them.

I considered an active Facebook page key to the website’s success. It’s more than 62,000 followers shows there is a demand for information I intend to provide. To create more interactivity for our followers, we now also have a Facebook group as well with nearly 9,000 members, and growing fast.

Several friends have been recruited to help moderate and administer.

Together we hope to grow and help sustain the efforts of many dedicated people to keep our magnificent museum ship fleet afloat and expand.

It is a privilege to get to know the ship’s many volunteers, curators, superintendents and other staff-members, and an honor to call many of them friends.

As HNSA and MuseumShips share a common goal I would love to see some form of collaboration and cooperation in the future in support of a shared vision.

MuseumShips is here to help museum ships!

Website: https://museumships.us/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/museumships/
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/museumships/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/museumships
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumships/