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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. William B. Morgan

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1993
William B. Morgan, Dr. Eng.
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

William B. Morgan has been a pioneer in the development of state-of-the-art propulsion technology from his initial employment forty-two years ago as a hydraulics engineer at David Taylor Model Basin, now the Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, to his present position as Head, Hydromechanics Directorate.

Dr. Morgan has made successive and outstanding technical contributions to the design and development of advanced marine propellers of various types. His contributions came just as naval surface ship and submarine propellers underwent a great transformation as the result of increasing demands for efficiency, noise and vibration abatement, and when new propeller types evolved for use on high speed vehicles. Advanced propulsors innovated and perfected through Dr. Morgan’s leadership and personal efforts have become the standard for U.S. nuclear submarines including the latest class Seawolf.

Many of the design advances that he developed for naval applications have been successfully applied to commercial ships worldwide. This contribution to the maritime community has received both national and international recognition.

Dr. organ has also been responsible for the testing facilities that comprise the David Taylor Model Basin and are renowned world wide for unmatched size, scope, and scientific capabilities. Through his personal commitment and leadership, he has successfully introduced the Navy’s newest hydrodynamic test facility, the Large Cavitation Channel at Memphis, Tenn. This facility provides the U.S. Navy with unparalleled scientific capabilities to analyze hull forms, appendages ad propulsors in ways previously unavailable and will most certainly stimulate important future advances in naval designs.

For his outstanding contribution to he United States Navy and to the maritime community as a leader of ship hydromechanics research and development, Dr. Morgan is eminently deserving to receive the American Society of Naval Engineers Gold Medal Award for 1993.