The bases for this selection were the professionalism of the subject matter, depth of treatment, the importance of the contribution with respect to its lasting value to the profession, individual effort which sets an example and serves as an incentive for future Naval Engineering authors, clarity of composition, style, and manner of presentation.
Mr. Nachtsheim and Commander Ballou's paper, "Present Status of Computer-Aided Ship Design and Construction—Is That All There Is?", which appeared in the February issue of the Naval Engineers Journal, is a major contribution to the naval engineering field. It not only meets all the selection criteria, but highlights an area of major opportunity for naval engineering. It provides a clear and cornprehensive summary of the purposes and procedures for which computers are being used in ship design and construction and suggests areas for further application and development which offer significant economic advantages to the shipbuilding industry.
Mr. Nachtsheim and CDR Ballou's contribution to the naval engineering profession makes them well qualified to receive the 1970 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.