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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. 

Mr. Gabor Karafiath, Mr. Donald McCallum and Dr. Dane Hendrix

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Mr. Gabor Karafiath, Mr. Donald McCallum and Dr. Dane Hendrix


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2004 as set forth in the following: 

The paper "Designing Navy Hull Forms for Fuel Economy" was published in the Naval Engineers Journal, Spring 2004 edition. This paper addresses the need to evaluate hull form in the early stage of design to determine its impact on fuel consumption. The paper develops a new design metric, called the resistance coefficient and denoted CPE, for evaluating the resistance of any hull form design. Using a CPE database developed from historic model test data stored in the U.S. Navy Hull Design Database System (HDDS), CPE compares hull form resistance to similar Taylor Standard Series hull forms. A new optimization program is introduced and applied to demonstrate potential hull form improvement and resulting cost savings. This paper provides engineers with the metric and tools to design energy efficient hull forms meeting a need to conserve energy particularly with rising fuel costs. 

This paper captures the essence of designing hull forms for fuel efficiency. It is definitely in keeping with the high technical standards of the Naval Engineers Journal. The authors are most deserving of the Society's 2004 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.