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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. Daniel Norton

 Claud A. Jones Award
Mr. Daniel Norton
for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following


With over 40 years of experience in the field of ship operation, maintenance and repair, failure analysis, construction and conversion, Mr. Norton has made exceptional contributions to the engineering readiness of the Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) forces. Mr. Norton has displayed exemplary performance as the Project Manager and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the T-AKE Class Stern Tube Bearing failure analysis and subsequent corrective actions. His outstanding leadership and mentorship have been vital to the success of this project and his actions have led to a significant increase in reliability and mission readiness.

From 2010 through 2013, several T-AKE vessels suffered accelerated and catastrophic failure of the stern tube bearing. Initial failure investigation identified several issues including stern tube internal corrosion; accelerated wear of the Thordon composite stern tube bearing; and calcareous deposits on the stern tube bearing journal. Mr. Norton was assigned as MSC’s lead SME to investigate the failures and presented his first iteration of the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) identifying a significant number of causal factors and some recommended interim modifications to correct the issues.

Mr. Norton worked with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Wartsila to develop a closed-loop fresh water stern tube cooling arrangement as another methodology to eliminate stern tube contamination and formulation of calcareous deposits. Currently, the ships are cycling through the 2.5-year validation period to confirm that no additional concerns are present for T-AKE operation. To date no additional T-AKE stern tube issues have been experienced. His efforts will permit the MSC Program Manager to revert to a once in 5 year drydocking schedule thereby improving operational availability by 56 days per 5-year cycle. Furthermore, over the remaining service life of the T-AKE 1 Class, this correction to the stern tube bearing issue is expected to save over $252M for the fourteen ships in the CLF T-AKE class.

Mr. Norton’s ability to involve young engineers in key ship repair processes and decisions has made him a much sought-after mentor and advisor for developmental assignments. His expert engineering analysis, recommendations and actions have restored T-AKE stern tube bearing’s reliability, permitting the MSC Program Manager to end the mid-term drydocking requirements and increasing the operational reliability of the entire T-AKE fleet in support of National Security missions around the world. The American Society of Naval Engineers is honored to recognize Mr. Daniel Norton as the recipient of the 2018 Claud A. Jones award for fleet engineering.