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


ACME Technologies
Alex Kryska, General Manager, Maritime Services
500 Sansome St.
Suite 615
San Francisco, CA 94111
(844) 671-0500;

ACME Technologies is a cloud-based managed service providing a modern and highly-configurable solution for visitation management (tickets, memberships, resource assignments, advanced reporting, etc.). Our platform offers comprehensive customer engagement through front desk, web, mobile, group sales, reseller, call center, membership, education, and retail sales channels.

ACME is the only omni-channel visitation platform that offers a 360° view of your constituents via a fully-managed SaaS offering. Institutions include: Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Gardens, Historic Sites, Passenger Vessels, Wineries, Corporate Tours, Amusement Parks, and Ski Resorts.

Through ACME’s White Glove Service, all training, support, hardware, upgrades and payment processing & compliance are included.

ACME is led by Silicon Valley technologists and cultural institution veterans with significant SaaS architecture and visitation management experience.  Our team comes from technology innovators like Apple, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Intuit, Paypal, Stubhub and Ticketmaster, as well as leading cultural institutions such as Exploratorium in San Francisco and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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

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

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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125 Strafford Avenue, Suite 125
Strafford Bldg. #3
Wayne, PA 19087-3335
Fax (610) 688-5250
Pamela Sarracino

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.

1508 Atkinson Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901
936-635-1690 (office)
936-288-1690 (cell)
Percy Richardson

Our Mission: To help further the historical education of our naval military accomplishments, and might through both World Wars, and into today’s Navy.

Our Goal: To use the cutlery collector platform to help raise funds for naval museums, and their local Wounded Warrior Projects. We are making knives using steel forged from various Historical Naval ships. The Battleship Texas is the Flagship of the series. We will be doing knives out of steel from Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, and Submarines. There will be (5) from each series.

There are handmade knives made of Damascus forged from the ships steel. There will also be a production pocket knife made from the same Damascus from the ships steel, with different types of handle material. Some ships may include pieces of decking with knife display.

This is a great opportunity to have something made from these Historical Ships you can pass down to future generations. We are proud to pioneer this project to help fund the maintenance of these historic ships, and to help raise money for local Wounded Warrior Projects.

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

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.

Artificial Reefs International
2627 Staples Ave., Suite B
Key West, FL 33040
Tel: 305-797-7707
Joe Weatherby

ARI creates artificial reefs for economic development and enhancements, adhering to strict regulations.  Our work calls attention to the benefits of artificial reefs through artwork, sporting activities, and much more by creating a product with benefits for each individual client.

The ARI team evaluates and determines a unique solution for our clients’ particular environmental (underwater typography, weather conditions, infrastructure, etc.) and financial challenges.  ARI has continually demonstrated successful fundraising capabilities for more than two decades, which is unlike any other operation we have seen in our experienceARI looks at well-established artificial reef processes dating back thousands of years, and looks at it with a new perspective for:

  • Maximizing environmental benefits
  • Boosting economic impact with the use of technologyImplementing advanced marketing techniques not used by anyone else
  • ARI is at the pinnacle of 30 years experience in artificial reefs, diving, fishing, commercial fishing, industry leadership, policy-making and educational process.

Artificial Reefs International (ARI) includes cross-functional teams of industry leaders and subject matter experts across the globe, bringing more than 25 years of experience in highly competitive, market-driven industries such as artificial reefing, scuba diving, water sports, fisheries, and sailing. The ARI team has deep understanding in the areas of international media & public relations, large-scale fundraising, project concept & design, public speaking, operations management, and risk management.

Many years of success in fund raising, marketing / public relations, and  artificial reefing has equipped ARI with the skills necessary to evaluate and determine a unique solution for their clients’ particular environmental (underwater typography, weather conditions, infrastructure, etc.) and financial challenges.

ARI has, and continues, to successfully deliver high impact across communities by raising funds to support the project, while applying strong marketing concepts and project / resource management skills.

The ARI team demonstrates abilities to utilize technology, analytical data, media relationships, and real life experience to build successful economic development and award-winning projects.


P.O. Box 9690
Baldwin, Maryland 21013-9690

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
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.