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Naval architect

Lester Rosenblatt, American Naval architect. Registered profile engineer, New York, Massachusetts. Recipient University of Michigan Sesquicentennial award in ship design, 1967, 1st Rosenblatt-Michigan award, University of Michigan, 1992; Admiral's honoree State University of New York Maritime College, 1992.


Rosenblatt, Lester was born on April 13, 1920 in New York City. Son of Mandell and Rosa (Wolff) Rosenblatt.


Bachelor of Science, City College of New York. Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University Michigan, 1942. Doctor of Science (honorary), Webb Institute Naval Architecture, 1993.


Naval architect, John H. Wells, Inc., 1942-1947; naval acrhitect, United States Navy Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 1944-1946; co-founder, chairman, chief Executive officer, naval architect, M. Rosenblatt & Son Inc., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New York City and throughout United States, since 1947. Designer major ships, United States and foreign.


  • Registered professional engineer, New York, Massachusetts.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous technical papers.


Trustee (honorary) Webb Institute Naval Architecture. Member United Jewish Appeal New York, Maritime Friends of Seamen's Church Institute. Fellow Society Naval Architects and Engineers (president 1978-1980, national chairman membership committee 1964-1978, member council and executive committee, Land medalist, honorary member, chairman New York section 1961-1962).

Member American Bureau Shipping, Bureau Veritas, American Society Naval Engineers (Harold Saunders award 1987), Marine Society New York (honorary), International Maritime Hall of Fame, Society Marine Consultant, New York Yacht Club, Tau Beta Pi.


Mandell Rosenblatt

Rosa (Wolff) Rosenblatt