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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. James V. Jolliff and Dr. David L. Green

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Dr. James V. Jolliff and Dr. David L. Green


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 1982 as set forth in the following: 

The bases for selection were the professionalism of subject matter, depth of treatment, the importance of the paper's technical contribution, its lasting value to the naval engineering profession, the individual effort involved in its presentation, and the clarity of composition, style, and manner of presentation. Dr. Jolliff and Dr. Greene's paper "Advanced Integrated Electric Propulsion — A Reality of the Eighties" in the April 1982 issue of the 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, more importantly, represents a technical contribution to the profession which is of the highest quality, marking the Authors as worthy for technical recognition by this Society and their peers.

At a time when innovations are proposed at an ever increasing rate but few are investigated to any depth, this paper presents engineering results from a detailed technical assessment of electric drive for main propulsion of ships. The data provided in the paper is a "bench mark" for electric drive. Physical sizing is illustrated and dynamic simulation of the system operation in the most demanding manuevers is presented. Areas of risk and development are thoroughly discussed. 

In this fine paper, Dr. Jolliff and Dr. Greene have shown the state of the art of electric drive and have provided a sound basis for application. Advanced electric drive has the potential to contribute greatly to ship survivability, arrangement versatility, and operational flexibility. Towards this end, the Authors have made a valuable and lasting contribution to the naval engineering profession and to the literature and are worthy to receive the 1982 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.