Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

 

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

William M. Ellsworth

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1973
Recipient:
Mr. William M. Ellsworth
Reason:
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

For exceptional and outstanding service to Naval Engineering in the fields of hydrofoil and system development.

Mr. Ellsworth, by his personal research efforts and his guidance to others has attained professional recognition as one of the U.S. Navy’s outstanding authorities on hydrofoils. As a pioneer in an uncharged area, he encountered many challenges and obstacles which were met with the courage and determination that has worn him the unqualified respect of the scientific community.

Additionally, his unique combination of enthusiasm, leadership, professional talents, and unswerving dedication have resulted in outstanding and positive direction to other system development areas which include Assault Craft, Arctic Surface Effect Vehicles, Special Warfare Craft, Ocean Technology, and Advance Concept Research.

These significant scientific and technical contributions and his skilled program direction clearly indicate Mr. Ellsworth’s worthiness to be selected as the outstanding Naval Engineer for 1973.