Kings Point Names G.A. Uberti Of NASSCO M a r i n e M a n Of Year
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association has named George A. Uberti of San Diego, Calif., as its 1979 Marine Man of the Year.
Mr. Uberti, a 1948 Academy graduate, c u r r e n t l y serves as chief marine engineer at the National Steel and S h i p b u i l d i ng Company in San Diego. He has been involved in tanker design for NASSCO, and recently was selected as program manager for the construction of a U.S. Navy cable repair ship.
A specialist in nuclear engineering, Mr. Uberti was involved in the development of the nuclear merchant ship Savannah, in the creation of a Navy Nuclear Power Department, and in the design of the U.S. Army's nuclear barge MH-1A.
Mr. Uberti sailed for a number of years after graduating from Kings Point, and began his shoreside career as a test engineer for the U.S. Naval Boiler and Turbine Laboratory. He later attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a scholarship from The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.