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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. 

Dr. Carl T. Zovko

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Dr. Carl T. Zovko


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 1980 as set forth in the following: 

Dr. Zovko's paper, "Several Unusual Propulsion Systems," that was published in the December 1980 Naval Engineers Journal, is a major contribution to the literature in the field of Naval Engineering. It not only meets all the selection criteria, but offers several new concepts in the propulsion of ships and torpedoes which could provide significant improvements in the mission capabilities of both. 

Dr. Zovko has recognized the requirement to reduce the space and weight fraction of propulsion systems in order to maximize the payload capabilities of underwater weapon systems. He has analyzed the attributes of the Jet Propeller, Water Piston Propulsor, and Water Piston Turbine by using system effectiveness evaluations. Additionally, he gives application examples for several high-performance ships. The concepts presented in his paper provide significant potential for improvements in propulsion performance and power density, useful in both torpedoes and advanced naval vehicles, in particular the promising combination of rocket motor compactness with conventional propeller efficiencies which might be used in the latter to increase their combat capabilities. 

Toward this end, Dr. Zovko has made a valuable and lasting contribution to the naval engineering profession, and to the literature, which makes him most worthy to receive the "Jimmie" Hamilton Award for 1980.