We are excited to announce that the 2022 Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) Conference will be held in Hawai‘i and hosted by the Battleship Missouri Memorial! Mark your calendars, the conference will take place from Tuesday, September 13 through Friday, September 16 in the heart of Waikiki at the Hilton Waikiki Beach.

Beyond the obvious beautiful beaches, balmy weather and welcoming spirit of aloha, attendees will be immersed in history through educational programming led by the HNSA committee and host, Battleship Missouri Memorial. This year’s attraction visits include the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum, home of the USS Bowfin.

Step foot onto “Mighty Mo”, America’s last battleship, located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial and experience a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri‘s unique place in history. The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations. 

Visit and learn about the deep history of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force at the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum. Immediately adjacent to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, the museum campus was recently renovated and features the WWII fleet submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287). Launched on December 7, 1942 and nicknamed “The Pearl Harbor Avenger”, the USS Bowfin conducted nine war patrols during WWII. The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can learn about and be inspired by the proud history, and bright future of, the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force – the Silent Service during WWII, the Cold War and today and into the future.


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