for those lost at sea with no known grave

A lasting memorial for those lost at sea

The Memorial Book was established by the Maritime Foundation in 1987 to provide a lasting memorial – a focus of remembrance for relatives and friends.

Entry is open to all who have been lost from ships, inshore craft, offshore installations and from beaches and who have no known grave.

About the Memorial Book

The Memorial Book is on public display at All Hallows by the Tower, in the City of London.

Anyone lost at sea for whom there is no known grave is eligible to be entered in the Memorial Book, irrespective of creed, nationality or the circumstances in which they were lost.

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

Providing an online record of those lost at sea

We have exciting plans to make all the existing records in the Memorial Book, as well as all future records, available online in an interactive, searchable resource that will be accessible to a global audience.