We are a City of London Livery Company with membership open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies.

since 1926

Our Purpose

As a City of London Livery Company we have three main interests:

  • Professional Standards
  • Education & Training
  • Charitable Giving

Our Aims

Formed in 1926 our aims are:

  • to encourage and maintain a high and honourable standard of ability and professional conduct in the officers of the British Merchant Navy
  • to promote and maintain in all respects efficient and friendly co-operation between the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy
  • to be available for advice and consultation on all questions concerning or affecting the Merchant Navy, or judicial, commercial, scientific, educational or technical matters.

Patron & Admiral

Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, KG KT OM GBE

Professional Schemes

Mentoring Scheme

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners offers encouragement and support to all those entering the nautical profession. The best way for you to take advantage of this, is through the Honourable Company’s Mentoring Scheme.

Chartered Master Mariner Scheme

A commercial Charter is an historic right – granted only to exceptional craftsmen. Chartership is appropriate for those who have risen beyond the need for prescribed qualification routes that are defined by specific goals and objectivised career pathways.

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