Charitable Giving

A major aspect of the work of any livery company is that of supporting those in time of need. The Honourable Company provides support to seafarers, wives, widows and children during difficult times as well as providing funds for the encouragement of careers at sea.

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners and Howard Leopold Davis Charity (Charity Number 1127213)

Objectives and Activities

To relieve Master Mariners and Maritime Navigating Officers of the Merchant Navy, and their families and dependents who are in need through financial hardship, sickness, disability or the effects of old age.

To educate and train persons serving or intending to serve in the Merchant Navy and persons with an interest in seamanship or sailing.

The Charity was established on 13 April 2010 as an amalgamation of the London Maritime Institution (20708), The Benevolent Fund of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (207094), The Education Fund of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (313382) and The Howard Leopold Davis Fund (207095).


Captain S.T. Culshaw
Captain A.P.M. Davis
Captain N. Rodrigues
Captain A.J. Speed
Mr T Starr
The Master Mariner
The Senior Warden
The Chairman of the Finance Committee
The Chairman of the Education & Training Committee

To Apply for Relief

If you require support them please apply in the first instance to:

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board
8 Cumberland Place
Hants SO15 2BH
Tel 02380 337799 – [email protected]

or contact the local Sailors, Soldiers and Air Force Association (SSAFA).

Members of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners seeking assistance should write to:

The Clerk to the Honourable Company of Master Mariners
HQS Wellington
Temple Stairs
Victoria Embankment
Tel: 020 7836 8179 – [email protected]

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