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 Ryan Szimanski at



Flight Avionics of North America, Inc.
703 Progress Way
Sanford, FL  32771
(407) 897-6900; Fax: (407) 878-1500
Ken Foster, President:
Chris Attaway, Vice-President:
Wendy Cagle, Operations:

In 1980, Flight Avionics built the first hydraulically controlled Virtual Reality Theater for the entertainment industry; better known today as flight or motion simulators. We have a reputation for honest, fair dealing, and providing the highest quality and highest performance equipment in the industry.

Flight Avionics staff of seasoned professionals are accomplished in all aspects of manufacturing, exhibit design, field installation, and operations management of Flight Simulators, Ultimate Virtual Reality Experiences, Motion Theatres, etc. If you can dream it, we can create and operate it. Our awards speak for themselves as do our proven results. We do all of the work and provide you with a new profit center. Risk-free.

Insurance Solutions for Historic Naval Ships: By Gowrie Group

Gowrie Group’s marine insurance experts develop customized solutions to meet the specific and unique insurance needs of historic naval ships. From battleships and destroyers, to maritime museums, Gowrie’s experts tailor insurance solutions to help protect a wide variety of ships.  Gowrie Group is one of the largest independent marine insurance agencies in the US.


  • Property
  • Docks, Piers & Wharfs
  • Fine Arts & Museum Collections
  • Builders Risk
  • Hull Insurance
  • Protection & Indemnity
  • Jones Act
  • General & Marine Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • State Workers Compensation
  • Maritime Employers Liability
  • US Longshoreman & Harbor WC Act
  • Umbrella / Bumbershoot / Excess
  • Directors & Officers
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Crime
  • Cyber/Data Security
  • Ocean Cargo & Transit
  • Pollution Liability
  • International
  • Special Events
  • Group Health & Benefits
  • Crew Medical Insurance


  • Safety Hazards & Loss Prevention
  • Claims Services


  • Historic Naval Ships
  • Battleships
  • Destroyers
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Cruisers
  • Liberty Ships
  • Merchant Cargo Ships
  • Maritime Museums
  • Aircraft
  • Other Vessel Classes

Learn More & Request an Insurance Quote:
Totch Hartge at Gowrie Group: or
Learn about Gowrie’s insurance solutions for Historic Naval Ships:

The Objectives and Aims of HMS Cavalier Association are:

Bring together in mutual friendship those who served in HMS Cavalier;
Support each other as necessary;
Keep Members of “The Association” in contact with each other by means of a Newsletter (Known as “Cavalier Capers”), Meetings, and other Social occasions;
Maintain Links with the Royal Navy and other organisations;
Provide a central record of all information relating to HMS Cavalier;
Support the current owners of HMS Cavalier:
Promote the permanent preservation of HMS Cavalier;
And Promote greater public understanding of the work that British Destroyers played in Peace and War.

Queries should be addressed to:
Terry Willis. Secretary/Capers Editor
28 Pippin Lane
Little Billing
Northampton NN3 9TQ
United Kingdom


Jacksonville Historic Naval Ships Associaition
2 Independent Drive
Suite 144
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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 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.

The USS Adams Museum will be a fitting memorial to honor all veterans, especially the Sailors who served on this special class of warship. The museum will help educate our youth about STEM careers and contribute to the economic growth of Downtown Jacksonville. We are a community-led organization with board members and supporters, just like you, who are passionate about making a difference in their community.


Pim van Wijngaarden
3222 Alice Ct.
Falls Church, VA 22042

As a former Royal Netherlands Navy sailor with an interest in museum ships and website building, I started in November of 2014. The intent is to provide a dedicated page for every museum ship I can locate worldwide, and by doing so, creating awareness for these museums, the volunteers and employees that run it, and the veterans that served on them.

I considered an active Facebook page key to the website’s success. It’s more than 62,000 followers shows there is a demand for information I intend to provide. To create more interactivity for our followers, we now also have a Facebook group as well with nearly 9,000 members, and growing fast.

Several friends have been recruited to help moderate and administer.

Together we hope to grow and help sustain the efforts of many dedicated people to keep our magnificent museum ship fleet afloat and expand.

It is a privilege to get to know the ship’s many volunteers, curators, superintendents and other staff-members, and an honor to call many of them friends.

As HNSA and MuseumShips share a common goal I would love to see some form of collaboration and cooperation in the future in support of a shared vision.

MuseumShips is here to help museum ships!

Facebook page:
Facebook group:

Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
Tel: 020 8312 8558
Hannah Cunliffe, Director _

NHS-UK is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.  It maintains: the National Register of Historic Vessels which lists over a thousand significant craft; the National Archive of Historic Vessels for those craft now destroyed; the UK Replica List, and the Overseas Watch List which tracks vessels of outstanding significance outside the UK.

NHS-UK is also the initiator and manager of the Shipshape Network, which was set up to promote the regeneration of traditional maritime skills, encourage regional activities and improve communication amongst heritage training schemes.


The National Maritime Alliance was established in 1988 as a non-profit organization to promote America’s maritime heritage. The Alliance serves as an umbrella organization to represent the interests of all segments of the maritime heritage community. A principal goal is to bring together members of that community to work toward the shared objective of increased public support for America’s maritime heritage. It led the effort to create the National Maritime Heritage Act (1994). Advocacy efforts recently secured $9.5 million for the national maritime heritage grant program provided for in the Act, and administered by the National Park Service. The Maritime Heritage Conferences are organized by the National Maritime Alliance and partners.


For information on the February 2018 Conference, please link to: 


1306 Dahlgren Ave., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5055
(202) 678-4333
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:

Registrar General – CAPT M.K. Carlock, USN (Ret.)
6205 7th Ave., N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710



CAPT Tim Oliver, USN, Ret.
Executive Director
Naval Submarine League
405 North Henry Street
Alexandria VA 22314-2230
(703) 256-0891 office
(202) 368-9743 mobile

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.