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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. 

Diane Burton, Jan de Kat, Rubin Sheinberg, and Peter Minnick

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Diane Burton, Jan de Kat, Rubin Sheinberg, and Peter Minnick


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 1998 as set forth in the following:

The authors are recognized for their paper, “Extreme Motion Analysis and Simulation for Ship Design and Operations,” contained in the March 1998 issue of the Naval Engineers Journal. The paper is a significant and original contribution to the literature in the field of naval engineering.  It provides a foundation for redefining the stability analyses that have been used by the Navy and Coast Guard for nearly 50 years, resulting in potentially more cost-effective and safer ship designs in the future.


Ship dynamic stability has historically been analyzed and assessed through the use of static approximations based in part on World War II experience.  The advent of vastly improved computational methods together with the increased knowledge of ship motions achieved through the use of frequency and time-domain computer-based models as well as model tests and offshore experience has permitted a reevaluation of these methods.  The authors have taken an important step in this process, and their paper presents their results in an interesting manner that provides great value to the entire spectrum of the naval engineering community, from students to experienced naval architects.  Comprehensive theoretical analyses, model test results, and full-scale trials support their conclusions, and their results are presented clearly and concisely.


This paper most definitely advances the knowledge and practice of naval engineering and is in keeping with the highest standards of the Naval Engineers Journal.  The authors are most deserving of the Society’s 1998 “Jimmie” Hamilton Award.