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]
With a wide range of services including a DIY app builder, web and native apps, audio guides, content production, onsite devices, mobile scavenger hunts and games, and location-aware beacons, OnCell allows you to harness the power of mobile technology. As mobile communication experts who are passionate about the arts, preservation, and education, the OnCell team has worked on over 2,200 projects both in the U.S. and internationally since 2006.
The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and develop appropriate programs focusing on the Citizen Soldier in the preservation of democracy. Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has become a non-partisan research organization that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served.
In a democratic society, it is important for people of all viewpoints to have an open, public forum to discuss the past, present, and future of the military. Through its collection and its programs, the Museum & Library is dedicated to serving as a forum for those discussions and preserving them for future generations. Since opening in 2003, the Museum & Library has hosted more than 400 events featuring the country’s most acclaimed authors, historians, journalists, and scholars.
Seaward Marine Services, LLC is the leader in underwater ship husbandry. Seaward Marine has performed the worldwide underwater hull cleaning contract with the active U.S. Navy fleet through NAVSEA OOC since 1979 and continues to be the company they trust for underwater hull cleaning and ship husbandry. For the museum fleet, we have regular cleaning and maintenance programs with the USS Wisconsin Museum ship in Norfolk, USS Midway in San Diego, as well as the USS Missouri and Bowfin in Honolulu. Cleaning and inspecting navy ships, active or not, is our specialty. Our services include:
Underwater Hull Cleaning with SCAMP
Propeller Cleaning and Polishing
Cleaning of Sea Chests and Hull Penetrations
Underwater Non-Destructive Testing with our Lamp Ray ROV or Data scan process
Underwater Painting using Hycote
Seaward has locations in Norfolk, San Diego, Honolulu, and Yokosuka, utilizing fully self-sufficient mobile crews to come where you are.
This organization promotes coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare; and it supports the activities of Surface Naval Forces.
The Surface Navy Association (SNA) was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces. The Association’s first elected President, Vice Admiral Robert L. Walters, presided over the first board meeting in January, 1987. In an effort to expand the communication and education goals of the Association, an annual symposium and convention was begun in 1988.
MISSION: We are an Association at the center of Surface Warfare that provides for its members support, programs and activities which enable professional growth, personal satisfaction and camaraderie.
PURPOSE: To promote recognition of the role of the Navy and Surface Forces in United States’ security.
To recognize and publicize professional excellence in Surface Naval Forces.
To deal with the challenges in the role of Naval Forces in national security.
To promote liaison and communication among military, academic and business communities.
To foster and preserve the heritage of the Surface Naval Forces in the United States Navy.
To provide forums on professional matters affecting Surface Naval Forces and the United States Navy.
Taylor Marine Construction is involved in steel fabrication, industrial piping, concrete construction and pile driving on land as well as on water. They also do submerged piping installation, cofferdam design and construction, bridge construction, diving and salvage and barge transportation.
Mr. Julius Taylor, Jr. is the founder of Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. Upon graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, he gained valuable experience working in aircraft repair, chemical plant maintenance and engineering and heavy civil construction on the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Saudi Arabia. In 1985, he founded Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. in Beaufort, North Carolina, and has since expanded operations to Wilmington, NC and Houston, TX. He is a licensed professional engineer in the sates of North Carolina & Texas.
In 2006, Julius Taylor III joined the company, serving as Vice President. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and subsequently served in the Navy, specializing in Nuclear Propulsion, Surface Warfare and large ship operations. He is also a licensed captain, holding a Master of Steam or Motor vessel, Any Gross Tons-Oceans, with a towing endorsement.
The company’s management & lead foremen, some of whom have been with Taylor Marine for more than two decades, have over 150 years combined “hands-on” experience in steel fabrication, industrial piping, concrete construction and pile driving on land as well as on water. Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. is well suited for work on marine projects that require piers and docks with additional mechanical equipment and piping as found on tanker loading/unloading facilities, as well as container crane foundations and crane rail work.
Ronald E. Lanz, ACPA
The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation
610 Farragut Avenue, Bldg. 42,
Great Lakes, IL 60088
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.
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.
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.