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.
Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets its assets and attractions to visitors outside the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community. VBN is Erie County’s lead marketing organization for conventions, meetings, amateur sporting events, cultural and heritage tourism and consumer travel.
World of Warships is a free, online historical combat game from Wargaming. Participants command ships from massive naval fleets with some of history’s most iconic vessels. Every battle is a pulse-pounding experience with four classes of ships (battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers) digitally re-created from historical references, all sailing on spectacular rendered environments. Download today and play World of Warships free!
How does Wargaming and World of Warships promote naval history?
With an audience of over 145 million registered users, Wargaming brings its reverence for history to the masses. World of Warships collaborates with naval museums — many being HNSA Fleet Members — to produce AAA short-format documentaries, like our “Naval Legends” and “1:42” series.
How does Wargaming and World of Warships support veterans past and present?
Every year during May (Military Month), Wargaming runs events to promote veterans’ charities — donating a portion of proceeds directly to organizations like AMVETS, the National Military Family Association, and the HNSA member, Battleship Texas Foundation.
In addition, we collaborated with AMVETS to raise more than $350,000 for the restoration of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in 2014.
In 2016, we began a new project called “Virtually Inside the Warships,” which tells the stories of ships and the people who served on them, using 360-degree VR technology. Our first subject is with HMS Cavalier, the only surviving British Royal Navy destroyer from WWII.
As the profiles of Wargaming and World of Warships continue to grow, so too does our ability to educate our players about history and support the numerous historical landmarks, museums, and organizations that make up our naval heritage.