Maritime Historian


Latest news for Wyn Davies

May 2020

Website redisigned and launched.

August 2016

Following a similar requirement from the Hull Maritime Museum, heritage surveys were carried out on their two vessels, a deep water side trawler, the Artic Corsair, and the surviving Humber Conservancy Board light vessel the Spurn. This work will culminate in a conservation options report with the various options costed out.

February 2016

Contracted by the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre to work with them towards a revamp of their vessel collection, the initial work has included a survey and a risk assessment and options study of the Ross Tiger, one of the few surviving diesel side trawlers.  The Ross Tiger was built by Cochrane’s of Selby and is one of only four known survivors from this yard’s output

2015 Heritage Lottery Fund Projects

Maid of the Loch, Balloch Pier, Loch Lomond

The tug Daniel Adamson from Liverpool

The 6" gun Monitor M33 at the Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

Further work on the SS Shieldhall, Southampton

February 2014

Website updated and will resize to fit on all devices including tablets and smart phones.

October 2013

Appointed HLF Mentor for the MV Egremont project and the Torbay Lass Restoration project.

September 2013

The restoration of the Submarine Alliance nearing successful completion with the conclusion of the steelwork restoration

July 2013

Appointed HLF Mentor (the new name for the Monitors) for the SS Shieldhall project Learning Through Conservation in Action.

June 2012

Appointed HLF Monitor for the Waterways Museum project Mossdale & George - Window on the World .

October 2010

Wyn Davies published his first book which is on sale at Amazon and all good book shops.

Other News

May 2013

HMS Caroline: last surviving WWI warship gets £845,600 boost

A project to transform the last surviving WWI warship into a floating museum in Belfast has been boosted by a £845,600 grant.The Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed its initial support for the transformation of HMS Caroline.The money will enable the National Museum of the Royal Navy to draw up more detailed plans to bid for a full grant of £12.2m

17 August 2013

Old Gaffers Association anniversary festival fleet race off CowesHampshire & Isle of Wight / 17 August 2013… significant part of the UK's maritime heritage", according to OGA. Ex-working boats dating from. About 120 boats take part in a race to celebrate…