Associate Members

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]


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

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.

1550 Cobb Industrial Drive
Marietta, GA 30066-6611
(770) 425-1355, ext. 3010
Fax (770) 425-1354
William Mueller
Email: [email protected]

A full-service corrosion control corporation providing state-of-the-art materials, engineering and installation services. The firm installs and services cathodic protection systems on permanently berthed museum ships.

Allied Corrosion Industries, Inc., is a full service corrosion control corporation providing state-of-the-art engineering, installation, and materials to industry since 1980.

As one of the leading full-service corrosion control corporations, we take pride in providing unsurpassed engineering and installation services, along with the highest quality corrosion control materials and test equipment available to industry, today.

Our business philosophy is to provide our customers with the highest quality of service and data integrity, while meeting their requirements and expectations.

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00 Franklin Ave, Suite 210,
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Fax (610) 688-5250
Pamela Sarracino
Email: [email protected]

American Patch & Emblem manufactures and imports fine quality custom embroidered insignia patches and emblems for clubs, teams, government agencies, military, law enforcement, uniform suppliers and business enterprises. Their products are manufactured in virtually any shape and size to the customers’ exact design and color specifications.

At American Patch, our motto is “Any patch for any purpose.” We create custom patches for any occasion and for an array of clientele including Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, charities, civic organizations, and individuals. No matter what your patch is for, we’ll help you create it.   American Patch also offers a 10% discount on products to all HNSA Members – Fleet, Associate, and Individuals members!  When contacting them please let the know you are a HNSA member.

Anode Solutions
5797 CR 126.
Suite A
Celina, TX 75009
Lance Thomas
(214) 675-7222 or FAX (972) 382-8399
[email protected]

Anode Solutions is a North Texas based company that specializes in Cathodic Protection Services and Supplies. We are a full service cathodic protection company. We offer design, installation and maintenance services on many types of cathodic systems both sacrificial and impressed current CP systems. We provide protection that will extend the life of such structures for 20 to 30 years.

Water Pipelines, Oil and Gas Pipelines, Underground Propane Tanks, Underground Storage Tanks, Irrigation Structures, Drainage Systems, Water Storage Tanks, Marine Structures – Metal Boat Docks, Metal Retaining Walls or Sea Walls, Marinas, Ship Museums.


P.O. Box 9690
Baldwin, Maryland 21013-9690
e-mail: [email protected]

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

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.


175 Adams St. 3C
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 403-0460, mobile (917) 673-7546
Charles C. Deroko, President
[email protected]

Charles Deroko is a marine surveyor who does hull inspections and interior ship inspections. He has performed work with USS Olympia, USS IntrepidLilac, USS Becuna, USS Requin, and USS Cassin Young. He does structural surveys for commercial and small craft, including Condition and Value surveys, damage, and trip and tow surveys. He writes bid specifications for shipyard work and oversees contract agreements as the owners’ representative. He is also involved with all phases of survey and restoration for museum and historic vessels, including planning, research, design, construction, and project management. He also consults on State and Federal grant proposals, providing technical and historical data and draft budgets based on accurate cost and materials estimates.

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

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.

545 Concord Avenue, Suite 210
Cambridge, MA 02138-1125
(617) 547-0100
FAX (617) 547-0102
Robert E. Brais, Vice Pres.
[email protected]

This consulting firm performs economic impact surveys and feasibility studies for prospective ship museums. They have performed a number of studies for HNSA member museums.

ConsultEcon, Inc. was founded in 1991 as The Office of Thomas J. Martin.  Mr. Martin founded the firm after over 20 years of experience in economic, planning and management consulting.  Soon after the firm was started he was joined by Mr. Robert Brais.  The firm name was changed to ConsultEcon, Inc. effective January 1, 2001 in recognition of our expanded operations and the new millennium.

Since the firm’s founding we have completed projects for a wide range of private, non-profit and governmental clients.  We have helped clients develop and refine plans and project concepts so that they can be successfully and profitably implemented.  We have worked with clients through project concept development to project implementation.

The operating philosophy of the firm has remained consistent since its beginning.  We strive to provide the most objective, achievable and useful results for our clients worldwide.  We are committed to bringing the most reliable information, research and judgment to bear on each assignment.  Our staff members are active in many professional organizations and we support research on topics of interest to our clients.  Our services are custom designed to meet each client’s unique needs whether in determining concept definition and refinement, establishing market proof of plans and concepts, determining financial viability, supporting project funding or creating sustainable operating strategies.  We work individually with clients or as part of multi-disciplinary teams providing a wide range of business and economic development services.


c/o Paul Fontenoy
[email protected]

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.