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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Ronald E. Lanz, ACPA
Executive Director
The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation
610 Farragut Avenue, Bldg. 42,
Great Lakes, IL 60088
847.574.2223

The National Museum of the American Sailor (NMAS) celebrates the history of the United States Navy’s enlisted Sailor. This museum, which will be located near the Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois, honors the American Sailor’s unwavering and patriotic allegiance to those three bedrock principles which have guided this nation’s sailors since the earliest days of the naval service: Honor, Courage, Commitment.

As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the United States Navy and the people of the United States.

The National Museum of the American Sailor aspires to preserve, educate and celebrate the history of the American Sailor and how through their dedication, patriotism and self-sacrifice, they have protected the United States and its citizens from the late eighteenth century to the present. The museum seeks to make the history of the Enlisted Sailor relevant to Navy personnel and local and national audiences.

2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886-2244
(401) 463-3570
Matthew S. Schulte, Executive Director
[email protected]
http://www.sshsa.org/

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.

P.O. Box 100
Somerset, MA 02726-0100
(508) 677-0515 or (833) DesVets (337-8387)
Email: [email protected]
Morgan Little, Captain, USNR (Ret), President
Terry L. Miller, Executive Director
[email protected]
http://www.destroyers.org

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.

Tin Can Sailors makes grants to seven historic ships. All of those ships are operated by 501(c)(3) educational/charitable organizations. See our Grant Program page for more information. http://destroyers.org/Save-our-Ships/save_our_ships.htm

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590-0001
(202) 366-0866
FAX (202) 366-5904
Ms. Barbara Voulgaris, Program Historian & Federal Preservation Officer
Office of Ship Operations
[email protected]
http://www.marad.dot.gov/

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.

Washington Navy Yard
805 Kidder Breese St., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
(202) 433-2210; Fax: (202) 433-3593
RADM Samuel Cox, USN (Ret.), Director and Curator of the Navy
[email protected]
https://www.history.navy.mil

Mission: Collect, preserve, protect, present, and make relevant the artifacts, art, and documents that best capture the Navy’s history and heritage.

Vision: Make the Navy and its history relevant to the American people and their leaders.

Provide the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that identify what the Navy is and what it stands for.

Overview: The Naval History and Heritage Command traces its lineage to 1800 when President John Adams asked Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy, to prepare a catalog of professional books for the secretary’s office. Today, the NHHC is the central resource for today’s operational Navy and acts as the services institutional memory.

Headquartered on the historic Washington Navy Yard, D.C., the Command includes ten official Navy museums nationwide as well as a detachment that maintains the Navy’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, in Boston, Mass.

The NHHC manages the official history program of the United States Navy, fulfilling its mission to strengthen the Navy’s effectiveness by preserving, analyzing, and interpreting the service’s hard-earned experience. A professional staff of historians, archivists, librarians, museum specialists, and naval personnel carries out historical activities and supports the fleet.

The Command oversees Navy programs and instructions related to history; advances knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, and interpretation, delivering a range of knowledge products and services; advises the Navy, other agencies, and the public on issues related to Navy ship and aircraft wrecks; and administers grants, fellowships, scholarships, and internships related to naval history.

Archives Branch—Operational Records and Personal Papers
Bldg. 108, 3rd Floor
202.433.3224
[email protected]

Archives Branch—Ship and Aviation Unit Records
Bldg. 200, 1st Floor
202.433.3224
[email protected]

Archives Branch—Photographic Section
Bldg. 108, 2nd Floor
202.433.2765
[email protected]

Curator Branch
Bldg. 108, 2nd Floor
202.433.7873 or 202.433.2220
[email protected]

Navy Department Library
Reference 433.7833; Circulation 433.4132

Underwater Archaeology
Bldg. 70, 1st Floor
[email protected]

Navy Art Collection
Bldg. 67 (office)
202.433.3815
[email protected]
Gail Munro, Branch Head: [email protected]

USS Constitution “Old Ironsides,” Boston, Massachusetts

 

U.S. Naval Museums:
Great Lakes Naval Museum, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL  http://www.history.navy.mil/glnm
Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, VA  http://www.hrnm.navy.mil/
National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL  http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/Naval Museum of Armament and Technology, China Lake, CA  http://www.chinalakemuseum.org/
Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA
Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI  http://www.usnwc.edu/About/NWC-Museum.aspx
Patuxtent River Naval Air Museum, Patuxtent River, MD  http://paxmuseum.com/
Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, CA   http://www.seabeehf.org/museum/
Submarine Force Museum & Historic Ship Nautilus, Groton, CT
U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, MD   http://www.usna.edu/Museum/
National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington, D.C.

291 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 268-6110
Email: [email protected]
VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
http://www.usni.org

The U.S. Naval Institute is a voluntary, private, nonprofit association for the advancement of professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in the naval and maritime services, and the advancement of the knowledge of sea power.

Mission: To provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense

Vision:  We are the preeminent thought leader serving all Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel by advancing the naval profession and preserving our naval history. USNI enhances the understanding of the vital contribution of American sea power to the defense and economic well-being of our nation.

Inactive Ships Office (SEA 21I)
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, S.E., Stop 2701
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-2701

Christina Wenderoth, Ship Donation Manager
Email: [email protected] ; Phone: (202)781-3373

Website:  https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Team-Ships/NAVSEA-21/InactiveShips/

The Navy Inactive Ships Office (SEA 21I) is responsible for managing the inactivation, storage, and disposal of conventionally powered U.S. Navy ships and crafts that have reached the end of their service life.

SEA21I is committed to supporting the fleet by developing ship inactivation plans, supporting inactivation availabilities and transitioning the ships from the Fleet. SEA21I ensures the inactive ship inventory is managed in a manner most advantageous to the Government to include ship dismantlement, support for weapons effects testing, foreign military sales transfer, as well as ship and material donations.

Through the authority of Title 10, U.S. Code Section 8676, the Secretary of the Navy may convey, by donation, all right, title and interest to any vessel stricken from the Naval Vessel Register or any captured vessel for use as a museum or memorial for public display in the United States to  any State, the District of Columbia, any Commonwealth or possession of the United States, or any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof, or any nonprofit entity. Such donations must be at no cost to the Department of Defense.

Through the authority of sections 2572 and 8765 of title 10, this office is also the Secretary of the Navy’s agent for donation at no cost to the United States of captured, condemned, or obsolete ordnance and shipboard materiel, and other condemned or obsolete materiel to any State, territory, commonwealth, or possession of the United States and political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, the District of Columbia, eligible non-profit museum or memorial  libraries, historical societies, and educational institutions whose graduates or students were in World War I or World War II.

President:  Alan W. Van Bladel
112 East Canterbury Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-2419
Tel: (847) 797-4242
Email: [email protected]

Capt. Channing M. Zucker, USN (Ret.), Treasurer
U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association.
4640 Hoylake Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4547
Email: [email protected]

Secretary:  James F. Chryst
34 Snyder Hollow Road
New Providence, PA  17560-9792
Tel:  (717) 284-6996
Email: [email protected]

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).

 

USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association

Mailing Address:
USS Cassin Young Association
1 Pond Street, Apt. 9H
Winthrop, MA 02152
Bill Foley, Director
6170866-9641
[email protected]
Janet O’Connell, Pres.

The USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association  was founded in 1980 by three Boston area “Plank Owners”.  The Association was recently revived after several years of inactivity.
During its active years the USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association provided direct support to Cassin Young volunteers by purchasing uniforms for the crew, funded volunteer luncheons and award ceremonies and provided funding to develop programs with the National Park Service to promote the ship’s history.
For nearly two decades the Association provided funding to support the ship’s Annual Commemorative Sea Trials. Each October, in celebration of the ship’s birthday, USS Cassin Young would be towed into Boston Harbor with several hundred guests onboard that included former crew members, their families, Navy personnel and local dignitaries.
The popular cruise provided the National Park Service the opportunity to present programs on the ship’s history and collect oral histories from former crew.

USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association Mission:
“To assist in preserving and protecting USS Cassin Young by providing direct support to the volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to the ship’s preservation, and in supporting the National Park Service in keeping this historic ship afloat and open to the public.”