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Biography of Andrew McCance Robb

Andrew McCance Robb
Andrew McCance Robb

Andrew McCance Robb (1887-1968) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Naval Architecture, 1944 to 1957. He was awarded an honorary LLD in 1958.

Robb studied at the University and graduated BSc (1910) and DSc (1921). He worked as an assistant to Sir John Harvard Biles in the Department of Naval Architecture, 1912 to 1916. He served briefly in the army in Mesopotamia in 1916, then returned to Britain as an assitant in the Department of Deputy-Controller for Auxiliary Shipbuilding and as Controller-General of Merchant Shipbuilding from 1917 to 1919; he was also employed as a technical assistant by the shipbuilders Harland & Wolff.

In 1920, Robb returned to the University as Biles' assistant. He established himself in business as a consulting naval architect from 1925 until his appointment to the University chair in 1944.


Andrew McCance Robb
Naval Architect

Born 31 March 1887, Scotland.
Died 30 December 1968.
GU Degrees: BSc, 1910; DSc, 1921; LLD, 1958;
University Link: Alumnus, Honorary Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: engineers; naval architects
Record last updated: 31st Mar 2015

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  • Alumnus
  • Honorary Graduate
  • Professor

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