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 executivedirector@hnsa.org


Ship Donation Program Office (PMS 333B)
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, S.E., Stop 2701
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-2701
(202) 781-0498
Fax: (202) 781-4721
Email: christina.wenderoth@navy.mil
Christina Wenderoth, Donation Manager
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/teamships/Inactiveships/default.aspx

This office manages the donation of U.S. Navy ships at no cost to the Government in accordance with federal statute Title 10 U.S.C. 7306. It also manages a material donation program and an inspection program for the donation ships.

The Navy Inactive Ships Office (SEA 21I) manages U.S. Navy ships and craft that have reached the natural end of their lifecycle. (SEA 21I) is responsible for the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of the Navy’s inactivation and disposal of conventionally powered surface ships and craft.

Objectives:
Supporting the Fleet with responsive services for inactivation and equipment/material recovery
Equipment Removal System Process for Navy item/inventory managers
Reducing the inactive ship inventory using all tools available in a cost-effective manner
Maintaining compliance with environmental and occupational safety regulations
Continuing improvement toward cost efficiencies

Mission Statement:
The Navy Inactive Ships Office commits to:
Work with International Fleet Support Office (PMS 326) to transfer assets to friendly foreign navies
Transition ships from the Fleet for storage and disposal
Preserve our naval heritage through ship donations
Enhance marine ecosystems through artificial reefing
Protect the environment through ship dismantling and recycling

Accomplishments:  The Navy has successfully reduced its inventory of inactive conventionally-powered ships from nearly 200 in 1997 to approximately 50 today.

President:  Alan W. Van Bladel
112 East Canterbury Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-2419
Tel: (847) 797-4242
Email: navyvietvet69@aol.com

Capt. Channing M. Zucker, USN (Ret.), Treasurer
U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association.
4640 Hoylake Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4547
Email: chanz@cox.net

Secretary:  James F. Chryst
34 Snyder Hollow Road
New Providence, PA  17560-9792
Tel:  (717) 284-6996
Email: jchryst@embarqmail.com

http://www.navycruisers.org

The U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association (USNCSA) is an organization of U.S. Navy veterans who formerly served or are currently serving aboard cruisers.  USNCSA publishes a quarterly 48-page color magazine.  It holds an annual five-day national reunion, rotating it among cities on the east coast, west coast and the central part of the country.   The association is divided geographically into three districts: Eastern, Central, and Western.  Within the districts are state and local chapters. Some state and local chapters hold get-togethers, usually for one day.

USNCSA is a tax-exempt veterans organization by, for, and about U.S. Navy cruisers and their crews.  Formed in 1992 by seven cruiser sailors, the association has grown into a vibrant, member-oriented organization with over 2,600 active members.   Its roster includes sailors who served in all 168 ‘modern’ cruisers built since the 1930s.  It provides annual donations to the three cruiser fleet members of the Historic Naval Ships Association:  USS LITTLE ROCK (CL-92, later CLG-4), USS OLYMPIA (C-6, later CL-15) and USS SALEM (CA-139).

 

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