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What is HNSA? 

Since our first meeting in 1966 the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) has connected the public with historic ships from around the world. These ships are living memorials to those who served and are being lovingly preserved to educate and inspire future generations.

HNSA is a non-profit organization whose goals are to support the preservation of historic naval vessels by advocating for and promoting our member organizations, identifying best practices and resources, and serving as a networking and information hub to link our members. HNSA's membership is comprised of naval ship museums and memorials around the world as well as individuals, businesses and organizations that support the preservation of culturally significant naval vessels for the benefit of future generations. 


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The Benefits of Membership

Being a part of HNSA offers the satisfaction of helping to preserve historic Navy, Coast Guard and other vessels that have participated in the defense of their nations.   Individuals and points of contact from Industry Affiliate and Fleet Members have access to member-only content, the opportunity to network with colleagues and enthusiasts through our social community. Other benefits include an invitation to attend our annual conference and our quarterly e-newsletter, Anchor Watch.

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HNSA Annual Conference

HNSA organizes an annual conference for its fleet and members to foster collaboration and exchange of knowledge among the historic ship and museum community. The conference offers various opportunities for networking, learning, and sharing best practices or new ideas on topics related to the preservation, interpretation, and operation of historic naval vessels. HNSA welcomes participants from all over the world who share a passion for naval history and heritage.