Andrew Blyth

Director (Naval Architecture)


Bachelor of Science (General Degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding) University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1968.
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 1996 (Member 1973) Chartered Engineer, 1973.
European Engineer, 1995.
Indentured Technical Apprentice, Vosper Thornycroft Ltd.

Professional Career History

1986 to present - Consultant naval architect specialising in the development of regulations, and high speed and novel craft including ferries, military, and coastguard vessels.
1978 to 1986 - Senior Project Engineer, Vosper Hovermarine Ltd, builders of SES (sidewall hovercraft) Southampton, engaged on forward design and R&D.
1977 to 1978 - Naval Architect, K.G.McColl and Co. Ltd, Consultant Naval Architects and Surveyors.
1973 to 1977 - Ship Designer, Vosper Thornycroft Ltd, Warship builders, Portsmouth.
1969 to 1973 - Hull Designer, Vosper Thornycroft Ltd, Warship builders, Southampton.
1966 to 1969 - Technical Apprentice, Vosper Thornycroft Ltd, Warship builders, Southampton.

Author of twenty three technical papers.

Member of five technical committees, including:

MCA High Speed Craft Advisory Group,
British Standards Institution - GME/33 - Small Craft,
RINA Safety Committee,
RINA High Speed Vessel Committee,
Convenor of ISO/TC188 Working Group 22.