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Kevin Critchley

Kevin Critchley
Kevin Critchley - Artful, Head of Boat
Kevin Critchley is Head of Boat 3, Artful. He is a project manager who coordinates around 800 people who work across different departments to design the submarine, construct it and test and commission its systems before it goes out to sea trials.

Kevin’s first ever job was as a part-time farmhand at his local farm in Baycliff. He has worked in Barrow’s shipyard since he was 16 when he joined the business as an apprentice draughtsman. He was project manager of HMS Ambush in the lead up to her exit from Barrow and during her sea trials.
 

When he’s not in work, Kevin takes full advantage of his south Cumbrian surroundings by walking his new puppy, Sox, with his wife, Pam.

The sense of pride that you have when you see a submarine being named and eventually the pleasure of taking a submarine back out to sea which is what they’re designed for, is fantastic for me. It’s fantastic for the team; and a pleasure to be involved with.

Kevin Critchley - Artful, Head of Boat