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]
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 https://museumships.us 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: https://www.facebook.com/museumships/
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/museumships/
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.
Email: [email protected]
For information on the February 2018 Conference, please link to:
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:
CAPT Tim Oliver, USN, Ret.
Naval Submarine League
1737 King Street, Suite 600
Alexandria VA 22314-2764
(703) 256-0891 office
(202) 368-9743 mobile
The Naval Submarine League is a professional organization for submariners and their supporters. The primary mission of the Naval Submarine League is to promote awareness of the importance of submarines to U.S. national security. The Naval Submarine League was founded and incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit organization in 1982 and now has 10 chapters across the nation. League membership is about 3100, including active duty, former enlisted and officer submariners, and civilians.
The Naval Submarine League is an organization which provides people from all walks of life with information about the submarine force and opportunities to demonstrate their strong support. Periodic forums are available to educate people on significant details of the goals and issues confronting the Submarine Force.
The Naval Undersea Museum Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to obtain and provide financial support for the development of the Naval Undersea Museum and museum programs and exhibits. The Foundation publishes the “Undersea Quarterly,” its newsletter, and operates the Naval Undersea Museum Store.
The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic and social organization serving “anyone who has ever worn the Oakleaf” in the United States Navy.
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation “takes care of our own” by assisting, serving, informing, and inspiring the Supply Corps Community—perpetuating the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps. The Foundation pursues its mission by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support and commemoration to the Supply Corps Community.
In 1970, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation was established as the financial arm of the Alumni Association and in 1996 the Foundation merged with a similar, but social organization, called The Navy Supply Corps School Alumni Association. The merger resulted in one organization with both social and charitable goals—The Navy Supply Corps Foundation.
Today, the Foundation boasts 10,000 members, including active duty, reservists, retired, former and Supply Corps family members and supports 37 Chapters world-wide, in places such as Japan, Djibouti, Bahrain, Sicily, Spain, and across the United States.
Since 1971, the Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded 2,431 scholarships valued in excess of $5,764,500 to Supply Corps family members and $2,500 in memorial scholarships annually to the children of Supply Corps officers who have died while on active duty.
The Navy Supply Foundation serves a diverse membership and strives to provide support throughout the lives of our members. Through the generous donations of our members and their families, the Foundation ensures continued development of family social events, community support activities, transition services, crisis funding, scholarships and historical Navy Supply Corps exhibits for years to come.
Navy Supply Corps Foundation
3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 200B
Watkinsville, GA 30677
CDR Jack Evans, USN (Ret.), Chief Staff Officer
Ocean Technical Services, LLC.
JOSEPH W. LOBARDI
Marine Surveyor & Consultant
2600 South Shore Blvd., Suite 300
League City, TX 77573
Office: (978) 526-1894
Cell: (508) 958-1299
Fax: (866) 381-2687
Email: [email protected]
Ocean Technical Services (OTS) began in 1984 and is a full service, nationwide marine surveying and consulting company. While working at Boston Fuel & Transportation Company as a licensed wheelhouse tug master aboard the coastwise tugboat, barge and tanker fleet, Joe Lombardi began getting requests to lend his expertise to surveying projects.
OTS initially focused on New England’s yacht and commercial hull market, but relationships with large marine underwriters in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and London expanded the company’s reach. Recently, OTS has experienced significant growth in the Charleston, SC and Houston markets. We can assist with your marine project, anywhere in the United States or overseas. Chances are we can help with international projects as well.
“I love the variety of assignments, be they pleasure or commercial craft, shipyards or waterfront property. The fellowship experienced over the years is another facet of this profession I have come to appreciate and enjoy.”
Ocean Technical Services is qualified in U. S. Federal Maritime Court as a marine surveyor. OTS maintains memberships and associated memberships within the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS), Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA), U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), Society of Naval Architect & Marine Engineers (SNAME), and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
Mr. Lombardi is preservation Chair for the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA)
OTS performs surveys on many different types of commercial vessels.
Pre-purchase Surveys of commercial vessels and yachts
Finance and Insurance Surveys
Trip – in – Tow Survey
On/ Off Hire Surveys
Appraisal/ Donation Survey
Damage Inspection Survey
Audio /UT Gauging of Steel & Aluminum Vessel Survey
Engine & Machinery Surveys
Preparation of Shipyard & Yachtyard Vessel Specifications for Repair
On/off hire surveys
Shipyard and yachtyard assessments
New vessel construction and damage investigations
Shipyard and yachtyard project management
Expert and professional witness services
Preparation of naval museum ship applications
Motion picture marine coordinator
Cargo Loading & Unloading