George H. Rock
Class of 1884
In 1929 Admiral Rock was named as a delegate to the Internaional Conference of Safety of Life at Sea which met in London.
He was awarded a Diploma of Honorary Fellowship in the North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England on June 28, 1938, an award he greatly appreciated.
He was President of the Society of Naval Architects aod Marine Engineers for the years 1934 to 1936.
In 1932 he was made Administrator of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, the nation's premiere college of Naval Architecture, a school of about 65 students, all with scholarships.
Admiral Rock graduated from high school with M. L. Cook who was later editor of the Banner and they remained life long friends. He expressed to the Cooks of his wish to have a graduate from Hastings High School attend Webb while he was still Administrator In the spring of 1942, after returning home from college at U of M, I got a call from the Cooks saying that the Admiral was in town would like to meet me the next moring if I had any interest in attending Webb which I did do. He was 73 years old, over 6 feet tall and ramrod straight, a handsome man with white hair and a white bushy mustache and very charming who won me over and a result I entered Webb as a freshman that fall.
Robert B. Reed
Class of 1940
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