Wyn the Naval Architect

As a naval architect I have been working for many years supporting some of the nation’s most iconic ships, some of great heritage importance, others right up to date.

During the eighteen years spent with a major UK Consultancy I started to pick up some of the less run of the mill jobs, a couple of which led me into the world of maritime heritage and a job as lead monitor for the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It was during this period that I was retained as the consulting naval architect for the Cutty Sark survey and restoration planning, lead monitor for the restoration of HMS Warrior’s upper deck and for the SS Shieldhall’s repairs.

I was very involved in supporting the design and procurement of various vessels for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, ships that are currently at sea with the RFA.

I formed my own company in 1986. Since then the heritage work has grown, covering nearly 30 historic vessels and a handful of museums and visitor centres, and which has resulted in several papers, articles and books.

I remain on the HLF’s list of specialist and lead monitors and am currently the European representative of the US lead Historic Naval Ship Association (HNSA).

Abridged Career History 

2003 - 2014
Wyn Davies Consultancy
Naval Architect, Martime Consultant

1985 – 2003
Three Quays Marine Services Ltd
Project Manager
Responsible for shipyard design and inspection teams, and historic ship projects, including work for the Heritage Lottery Fund. The shipyard design work and heritage ship projects represented major new business development initiatives. Such projects include the design of the River Class for VT and the structural design of the LPD(R)’s for BAE Systems

1972 - 1982
Ministry of Defence
Royal Corps of Naval Constructors
Team Leader for batch II and batch III Type 22 frigates. Oversaw the building of the Type 22 frigates whilst the National Overseer at Yarrrow's shipbuilders

1965 – 1972
Hawker Siddeley Aviation (Avro Whitworth division)
Engineering Apprenticeship (leading to BSc and MSc. Worked on Nimrod Systems, developed early CAD Systems and prototype Victor K MKII.

A full CV can be supplied on request