Historic Naval Ships Association

Historic Naval Ships Association The Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) links the public with historic ships from around the world. The dedicated naval historians who manage the 175 former naval vessels of HNSA, along with naval museums around the globe, seek to educate both young and old about the great naval heritage of their respective nations and to inspire men and women to serve their country.

HNSA also provides a forum for the professionals running these historic museum and memorial ships to exchange ideas, discuss problems, and provide each other mutual support.

HNSA also provides a forum for the professionals running these historic museum and memorial ships to exchange ideas, discuss problems, and provide each other mutual support.

We are all watching the news about USS Orleck coming out of Jacksonville, FL with great excitement. Have you ever gotten...
08/13/2021
Naval Museum Ship USS Orleck Could Head To Jacksonville — If It Passes Inspection

We are all watching the news about USS Orleck coming out of Jacksonville, FL with great excitement. Have you ever gotten the chance to visit this highly decorated destroyer?

https://news.wjct.org/post/naval-museum-ship-uss-orleck-could-head-jacksonville-if-it-passes-inspection?fbclid=IwAR1ENzPuK-lzKN4LHQ9QfXuna4ppSB32wbrJeLC4ZpLzqWVQD4k2pWiQUSA

Jacksonville is set to welcome the USS Orleck, a naval museum ship that while in service was awarded 18 battle stars, enough to make it the most decorated

Congratulations to the HSNA member ships that made the list. Are these the ships on your list? Which ships do you think ...
08/02/2021
America's Most Interesting And Historic Naval Museum Ships, And How To Visit Them

Congratulations to the HSNA member ships that made the list. Are these the ships on your list? Which ships do you think make the "Most Interesting and Historic Museums"?

https://www-thetravel-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.thetravel.com/best-navy-ship-museums-in-the-us/amp/?fbclid=IwAR24Xj4yUliWJ84GIWIDGW05K8V0TXkaIVYKBLEqphx4oI5ekFV6ledn06Q

Guiding military history lovers to the best, and most interesting, retired Naval ships they can tour in the U.S.

We are thrilled to resume our annual conferences, given the postponement of last year’s owing to the COVID pandemic. We ...
07/30/2021
Historic Naval Ships Association - Overview

We are thrilled to resume our annual conferences, given the postponement of last year’s owing to the COVID pandemic. We are especially happy and proud to announce that this year’s host is the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The Conference will run from Wednesday afternoon, September 22 through Saturday, September 25.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is home to two National Historic Landmarks, the highly decorated World War II battleship USS Alabama and submarine USS Drum. Come and learn about their military service and the lives of the crewmen who served aboard these historic vessels. While visiting, we invite you to tour the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion which houses a collection of vintage military vehicles, aircraft, war artifacts and our World War I exhibit. Since opening in 1965, over 18 million visitors from across the world have walked the decks of BB-60 and toured the park.

Go to the overview of the conference: https://hnsa.secure-platform.com/c/conferences/4/pages/overview

We are thrilled to resume our annual conferences, given the postponement of last year’s owing to the COVID pandemic. We are especially happy and proud to announce that this year’s host is the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The Conference will run from Wednesday afternoon, September 22 thr...

"Starting on Tuesday, the warship known as “Old Ironsides” will be open for free public tours in Charlestown from 10 a.m...
07/12/2021
Ticker: USS Constitution resuming visiting hours; staff at museum votes to unionize

"Starting on Tuesday, the warship known as “Old Ironsides” will be open for free public tours in Charlestown from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The ship suspended public visits in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic, but reopened on a limited basis last August."

The USS Constitution is returning to its full summer visitation hours next week for the first time in more than a year. Starting on Tuesday, the warship known as “Old Ironsides” will be…

BZ to our friends at the Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa!
06/25/2021

BZ to our friends at the Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa!

"The Adak and Aquidneck are slated to be sold to Indonesia under the Excess Defense Articles program. But a nonprofit gr...
06/23/2021
Coast Guard Decommissions 2 Patrol Boats in Bahrain, Including 9/11 First Responder

"The Adak and Aquidneck are slated to be sold to Indonesia under the Excess Defense Articles program. But a nonprofit group, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Adak Historical Society, has been petitioning the federal government to donate the vessel to be operated as a museum."

Would you like to see USCGC Adak become a museum ship?

The patrol boats, which have been in the Persian Gulf region since 2003, have been replaced by two of the service's newest vessels.

“Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum takes visitors deep into the harsh reality of war and the remarkable individua...
06/23/2021
Take a trip back in time at Patriots Point

“Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum takes visitors deep into the harsh reality of war and the remarkable individuals who have given their service, and sometimes their lives, to this nation during times of crisis and times of peace.“

Great article about Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum from thr Charleston Post and Courier.

Sitting in the Charleston harbor is one of the most unique attractions in the country, rich with a history that is steeped in the drudgery of dangerous and difficult work,

The official announcement for the 2021 HSNA conference, hosted by USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, was just sent ou...
06/17/2021

The official announcement for the 2021 HSNA conference, hosted by USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, was just sent out. The conference is being held from September 22-25, live and in person, in Mobile. If you can't make it in person part of the conference will be streamed. Additional information on registration will be posted soon. We hope to see you there.

The official announcement for the 2021 HSNA conference, hosted by USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, was just sent out. The conference is being held from September 22-25, live and in person, in Mobile. If you can't make it in person part of the conference will be streamed. Additional information on registration will be posted soon. We hope to see you there.

Congratulations USS Cod for making it into dry-dock for the first time since 1963. Dry-docking is an important and exhau...
06/16/2021

Congratulations USS Cod for making it into dry-dock for the first time since 1963. Dry-docking is an important and exhausting part of preserving a museum ship and the Cod team is doing amazing work. HNSA looks forward to hearing about the evolution at the conference in Mobile, AL this September.

On Sunday morning, during a towing evolution, the decommissioned U.S. Navy submarine USS Cod allided with a moored Coast...
06/14/2021
Historic WWII-Era Submarine Strikes U.S. Coast Guard Cutter

On Sunday morning, during a towing evolution, the decommissioned U.S. Navy submarine USS Cod allided with a moored Coast Guard cutter.

On Sunday morning, during a towing evolution, the decommissioned U.S. Navy submarine USS Cod allided...

The event includes military displays on site, the Marine Forces Reserve Band from Belle Chasse performing throughout the...
06/13/2021
Patriots & Pirates this July 4th at USS KIDD - L'Observateur

The event includes military displays on site, the Marine Forces Reserve Band from Belle Chasse performing throughout the day, a River Road Market with food, beverage, arts, and souvenir vendors, and culminates with WBRZ’s Fireworks at dusk. All of this will be happening on the beautiful Baton Rouge Riverfront.

USS KIDD Veterans Museum presents “Patriots and Pirates, a Revolutionary Celebration” for Independence Day this year. The event includes military displays on site, the Marine Forces Reserve Band from Belle Chasse performing throughout the day, a River Road Market with food, beverage, arts, and s...

“So excited to share this beautiful and historic ship with visitors again,” said Cmdr. John Benda, 76th commanding offic...
05/12/2021
USS Constitution to reopen to public for tours this month

“So excited to share this beautiful and historic ship with visitors again,” said Cmdr. John Benda, 76th commanding officer of USS Constitution. “We could not think of a better way to sound the reopening bell than with 21-gun salute while underway aboard Old Ironsides.”

“We could not think of a better way to sound the reopening bell than with 21-gun salute while underway aboard Old Ironsides," the ship's commander said.

A historic warship that survived tragic World War II missions behind Japanese lines, a brush with ISIS and two years on ...
04/25/2021
Historic WWII commando craft urgently needs a rescue mission

A historic warship that survived tragic World War II missions behind Japanese lines, a brush with ISIS and two years on the seabed, is running out of time as a $400m ship lift is about to be built in its yard.

A historic warship that survived World War II missions behind Japanese lines, a brush with ISIS and two years on the seabed, is running out of time as a $400m ship lift is about to be built in its yard.

Donald F. Morse IV, a 2008 graduate of Massabesic High School in Waterboro, is a member of the four-person team that des...
03/31/2021
Maine Navy sailor and craftsman helped build vice president’s desk

Donald F. Morse IV, a 2008 graduate of Massabesic High School in Waterboro, is a member of the four-person team that designed and built the so-called heritage desks. Builder Second Class Morse is assigned to the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington, D.C.

Donald Morse of Lyman was on a team of four that used materials from the USS Constitution to make heritage desks for Vice President Kamala Harris and the secretary of the Navy.

Tug boats towed the historic Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien back to its home at Pier 45 on Tuesday, almost 10 months a...
03/25/2021
Historic Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien returns to Pier 45

Tug boats towed the historic Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien back to its home at Pier 45 on Tuesday, almost 10 months after it had to be moved following a May 2020 fire that destroyed the pier.

Tug boats towed the historic Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien back to its home at Pier 45 on Tuesday, almost 10 months after it had to be moved following a May 2020 fire that destroyed the pier.

Public events on the USS Constitution, including onboard tours, are a usual feature throughout the year, and it will reo...
03/25/2021
Greek War of Independence Heroes Visited Iconic Ship USS Constitution

Public events on the USS Constitution, including onboard tours, are a usual feature throughout the year, and it will reopen on April 8, 2021.

The USS Constitution had three distinguished visitors during the War of Independence in 1827 -Kolokotronis, Canaris and Lord Byron.

One of the top places to visit in Corpus Christi, the historic USS Lexington aircraft carrier-turned-museum, offers exci...
03/18/2021
Firsthand adventures on USS Lexington

One of the top places to visit in Corpus Christi, the historic USS Lexington aircraft carrier-turned-museum, offers exciting and entertaining adventures along with its fascinating exhibits. Guests can spend a day (or even a night) learning about naval history through Escape Rooms, Flight Simulations, 3D movies, guided and self-guided tours, virtual battle stations, overnight camps, and more.

USS Lexington rates as top Coastal Bend adventure

The Battleship New Jersey Memorial and Museum, which is located on the Camden waterfront on the Delaware River across fr...
03/17/2021
One of America's Last Battleships Is Getting Ready for 'Duty'

The Battleship New Jersey Memorial and Museum, which is located on the Camden waterfront on the Delaware River across from Philadelphia, will be getting some much-needed brotherly love in the form of a $500,000 Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grant, state officials announced.

As in visits from tourists: One of the most powerful battleships ever built for the U.S. Navy is getting a much-needed refurbishment – and it isn't to her weapons systems or sensors, but rather the decking.

In a statement, Naval History and Heritage Command spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Paul Newell said the Navy had divested any owners...
03/16/2021
Navy bows out of war artifacts dispute between Minneapolis and Minnetonka

In a statement, Naval History and Heritage Command spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Paul Newell said the Navy had divested any ownership claim over the items and declined to choose a custodian.

Newell explained that the bell from the USS Minneapolis is not Navy property because the ship was decommissioned before current regulations that specify ship bells should go to his agency.

A former Legion Post commander speaks up about the deepening intrigue of the ship wheel and bell.

" Cannons, an anchor and other nautical relics dredged from the depths of the Savannah River last month could be from a ...
03/15/2021
Crews find possible Revolutionary War ship cannons in Savannah River

" Cannons, an anchor and other nautical relics dredged from the depths of the Savannah River last month could be from a British war ship that wreaked havoc during the Revolutionary War and led to the commission of the fledgling country’s first naval vessel."

Cannons, an anchor and other nautical relics dredged from the depths of the Savannah River last month could be from a British war ship that wreaked havoc during the Revolutionary War and led to the commission of the fledgling country's first naval vessel.

The Confederate CSS Virginia, a rebuilt version of the USS Merrimac, had participated in the battle’s first day and had ...
03/10/2021
The Day Iron Ships Went to War | National Review

The Confederate CSS Virginia, a rebuilt version of the USS Merrimac, had participated in the battle’s first day and had its way against the wooden ships of the United States Navy. The USS Monitor, hastily dispatched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, arrived just in time to join the battle on the second day.

On this day, a Civil War battle forever changed the nature of the navy.

It was discovered that Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans is taking on water and listing slightly. Leaks and sma...
02/27/2021
Emergency repairs needed to preserve Buffalo museum ship, USS The Sullivans

It was discovered that Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans is taking on water and listing slightly. Leaks and small holes are nothing new for the 78-year old ship that has been in Buffalo since the 1970’s, but park president and CEO Paul Marzello said this year's harsh winter has done more damage than usual.

One of the three ships on display at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park is in need of some vital emergency repairs.

According to the Courier Post Online, the ship will mark its reopening by letting one guest fire the saluting gun at noo...
02/25/2021
Battleship New Jersey to resume tours

According to the Courier Post Online, the ship will mark its reopening by letting one guest fire the saluting gun at noon on the 6th; to be eligible to get a chance to be the one to pull the trigger you need to make a $50 donation when purchasing your tickets.

Read More: Battleship New Jersey to resume tours | https://wpst.com/battleship-new-jersey-to-resume-tours/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

This has been a good week for promising news about the months to come.

"They want to know the stories behind the boats. They want to know about the people who were on the boats, what their fa...
02/19/2021
Armstrong takes over the helm at Mystic Seaport Museum

"They want to know the stories behind the boats. They want to know about the people who were on the boats, what their families did when they were gone. That's what I want to know about. They're not interested in the tonnage, the height (of the mast) or the keel," he said Tuesday afternoon, standing across from the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship.

Feb. 17—MYSTIC — Unlike his predecessors, Peter Armstrong is not a sailor. But the new president of Mystic Seaport Museum sees that as an advantage, not a drawback. While some museum patrons are interested in the technical aspects of the boats on display, he said many visitors, like him, are not...

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626C Admiral Drive #320
Annapolis, MD
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The Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) fleet float peacefully at anchor, inviting you to cross their brows and journey back in time. Sit in the wardroom of a mighty battleship, touch a powerful torpedo on a submarine. Walk the legendary decks of seafaring history and stand where naval heroes have stood.

Telephone

(443) 949-8341

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-Curators' Handbook for Historic Ships
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