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.
1306 Dahlgren Ave., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5055
Fax: (202) 889-3565
Clair Sassin, Executive Director
The primary objective of the Foundation is to provide support to the Naval History and Heritage Command and to foster interest in American Naval History and promote patriotism through educational and literary endeavors.
The Naval Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of those who came before us. We know that passing this legacy on will serve to educate and inspire the generations who will follow. We raise funds and supervise the construction of cutting edge museum exhibits. We encourage students and teachers with educational programs, prizes, and fellowships. We work to ensure that America’s great naval history is proudly remembered.
MISSION: To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order’s unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country.
UNIQUENESS: The Naval Order is the oldest American hereditary exclusively naval society.
From its beginning, the Order has had a dedicated interest in Naval History and has encouraged its recording and preservation. The Order has a provision for membership based upon lineal descent, which ensures a strong continuing interest in the deeds and accomplishments of companions and their forebears in perpetuity. The Order’s linkage of present companions with their predecessors forges a common bond of responsible, honorable service to our country.
For information on eligibility and membership, please contact:
The Naval Submarine League was founded in 1982 to provide a means for Submarine Force leadership to share their vision and direction with the American people, so they could be aware of the need for a strong undersea arm of the U.S. Navy. Several events have been developed which enable government, industry and academia to identify, study and develop potential solutions to undersea warfare challenges. A quarterly journal, The Submarine Review, and ten chapters (some at submarine ports) enable submariners and submarine enthusiasts to be informed.
Membership at the end of 2020 consisted of about 3400 individual members and 135 corporate members.
The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic and social organization serving “anyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf” in the United States Navy.
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation “takes care of our own” by assisting, serving, informing, and inspiring the Supply Corps Community—perpetuating the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps. The Foundation pursues its mission by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support and commemoration to the Supply Corps Community.
In 1970, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation was established as the financial arm of the Alumni Association and in 1996 the Foundation merged with a similar, but social organization, called The Navy Supply Corps School Alumni Association. The merger resulted in one organization with both social and charitable goals—The Navy Supply Corps Foundation.
Today, the Foundation boasts 10,000 members, including active duty, reservists, retired, former and Supply Corps family members and supports 37 Chapters world-wide, in places such as Japan, Djibouti, Bahrain, Sicily, Spain, and across the United States.
Since 1971, the Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded 2,431 scholarships valued in excess of $5,764,500 to Supply Corps family members and $2,500 in memorial scholarships annually to the children of Supply Corps officers who have died while on active duty.
The Navy Supply Foundation serves a diverse membership and strives to provide support throughout the lives of our members. Through the generous donations of our members and their families, the Foundation ensures continued development of family social events, community support activities, transition services, crisis funding, scholarships and historical Navy Supply Corps exhibits for years to come.
Navy Supply Corps Foundation 3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 200B Watkinsville, GA 30677 (706) 354-4111 www.usnscf.com
104 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603
FAX (312) 374-9312
Ms. Megan Williams, Director of External Affairs
The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and develop appropriate programs focusing on the Citizen Soldier in the preservation of democracy. Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has become a non-partisan research organization that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served.
In a democratic society, it is important for people of all viewpoints to have an open, public forum to discuss the past, present, and future of the military. Through its collection and its programs, the Museum & Library is dedicated to serving as a forum for those discussions and preserving them for future generations. Since opening in 2003, the Museum & Library has hosted more than 400 events featuring the country’s most acclaimed authors, historians, journalists, and scholars.
Surface Navy Association
6551 Loisdale Court, Suite 222
Springfield, VA 22154
1-800-NAVYSNA http://www.navysna.org Capt. David Lee, USN (Ret.), Secretary
This organization promotes coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare; and it supports the activities of Surface Naval Forces.
The Surface Navy Association (SNA) was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces. The Association’s first elected President, Vice Admiral Robert L. Walters, presided over the first board meeting in January, 1987. In an effort to expand the communication and education goals of the Association, an annual symposium and convention was begun in 1988.
MISSION: We are an Association at the center of Surface Warfare that provides for its members support, programs and activities which enable professional growth, personal satisfaction and camaraderie.
PURPOSE: To promote recognition of the role of the Navy and Surface Forces in United States’ security.
To recognize and publicize professional excellence in Surface Naval Forces.
To deal with the challenges in the role of Naval Forces in national security.
To promote liaison and communication among military, academic and business communities.
To foster and preserve the heritage of the Surface Naval Forces in the United States Navy.
To provide forums on professional matters affecting Surface Naval Forces and the United States Navy.
2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886-2244
Matthew S. Schulte, Executive Director
The Steamship Historical Society of America records, preserves, and disseminates the history of engine powered vessels. The Steamship Historical Society of America is a non-profit organization with a worldwide membership base. They strive to be the most comprehensive power ship history resource for education, information, and research purposes.
MISSION: The mission of the Steamship Historical Society of America is to record, preserve, and disseminate the history of engine-powered vessels.
What Makes SSHSA Different?: In 1935 seven steamship historians and collectors formed the Steamship Historical Society of America as a means of bringing together amateur and professional historians interested in the history and development of steam navigation, past and present.
Today SSHSA stewards a collection of hundreds of thousands of images, artifacts, periodicals, artwork, official records, memorabilia, and ephemera archived in more than 100 collections and devoted exclusively to the history of engine-powered vessels, their passengers and crew. SSHSA also publishes the quarterly magazine PowerShips and has taken on the role of conservationist through our digital conservation project, the Image Porthole.
Our members include maritime collectors and artists, current and former crew members, historians and students, genealogists, scuba divers, cruise travelers, ship engineers and architects, and maritime history enthusiasts.
SSHSA holds non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and remains the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the world. SSHSA is a vital source and authority of the nautical and maritime history of engine-powered vessels, from the earliest steam-powered ships to modern ocean liners.
Tin Can Sailors is in the process of rebranding to the DesVets name as the logo here shows. The underlying 501(c)3 corporation will continue to be Tin Can Sailors, Inc.
Tin Can Sailors was founded in 1976. We now have thousands of members. Tin Can Sailors has three basic purposes:
1) Serve Destroyer Veterans through our newspaper, events, ship’s store, free admissions, etc.
2) Support Historic Fleet through our Destroyer Museum Grant Program and w/volunteer labor.
3) Support Active Fleet through free distribution of our newspaper/contributions to Navy Relief.
Tin Can Sailors is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to Tin Can Sailors may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Tin Can Sailors files annual reports (Form 990) with the Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Massachusett’s Attorney General’s Division of Public Charities.
Our magazine, The Tin Can Sailor, is published four times a year. We do not sell our mailing list nor do we make our mailing list available to other organizations. The newspaper is sent to all members of Tin Can Sailors. Free copies are also sent to all active Destroyers, LCS and Frigates and to destroyer veterans who cannot afford to send money but who have asked to receive the newspaper.
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590-0001
FAX (202) 366-5904
Ms. Barbara Voulgaris, Program Historian & Federal Preservation Officer
Office of Ship Operations
This agency of the U.S. federal government administers the inactive ships in various reserve fleets and maritime artifacts. They are also the owners of NS Savannah, the only nuclear powered merchant vessel built by the USA.
Mission: To improve and strengthen the U.S. Marine Transportation System to meet the economic, environmental and security needs of the Nation. In our work across the government and the industry we support and advocate advancements in the business of shipping and marine transportation, both domestically and internationally.