We are a City of London Livery Company with membership open to Seafarers from the Merchant and Royal Navies, as well as those who work in or have an affiliation with the Maritime Industry

In view of the latest Government direction the HQS WELLINGTON will be reopening from Monday 14th September 2020. It is still the Company’s desire to support all Governmental measures to contain and defeat the Virus, therefore we will be asking members if they wish to visit the ship and enjoy the newly refurbished Wardroom, please contact the office beforehand. This is to ensure we keep all social distancing measures in place and will avoid having to turn away any member(s) on arrival. The team and I thank you in advanced for being supportive of the measures we are having to enforce to keep all members, staff, visitors and the WELLINGTON safe. If you have any queries or questions, please contact the ship.

Our Purpose

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

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, on judicial, commercial, scientific, educational or technical matters.

Patron & Admiral


Her Most Gracious Majesty
Master of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets


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


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