Remembering seafarers lost at sea

In 1987, the Maritime Foundation initiated a Memorial Book for ‘Those Lost at Sea with No Known Grave’, which is kept in the Mariners’ Chapel at All Hallows by The Tower, London

Over the centuries, in peace and war, men, women and children who have lost their lives to the sea, whether in ships, aircraft or shoreline tragedies, have often had no grave or permanent memorial of their passing.

The Maritime Foundation established the Memorial Book for Those Lost at Sea with No Known Grave in 1987 to provide a lasting memorial – a focus of remembrance for relatives and friends.

The Memorial Book, which is kept at All Hallows by the Tower, in the City of London, records the names and, where possible, the circumstances of the deaths, of people lost at sea with no known grave, irrespective of creed or nationality.

A Service of Thanksgiving is held each October at All Hallows, for families and friends.