Allan Yedlinsky was born in New Jersey in 1947 and grew up in Pittsburgh, Penn- sylvania. His love of ships began while he was completing his undergraduate work at the United States Merchant Ma- rine Academy at Kings Point, New York, where he earned his Marine Engineering degree in 1969.
He and Carol, his wife of over 52 years. love to travel, both by ocean and by air. In addition to travel and ship modeling his hobbies include golfing, and fishing. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.