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A lasting memorial for those lost at sea

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

If you have a relative or friend who has died in such circumstances, however long ago, and you would like his or her name to be entered in the Memorial Book, please Make an Entry.

On Public Display

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.

Online Memorial

Entries in the Memorial Book are accompanied by an online entry on our publicly accessible Lost At Sea website.

The information set out in the Memorial Book will be basis for the online entry, which can include a longer description as well as images and documents relating to the particular circumstances of loss and any historical context.