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 HM Government’s announcement, the HQS WELLINGTON is temporarily CLOSED as a result of Tier Four COVID restrictions. The members’ Wardroom is closed. Staff have either been placed on furlough or are working from home and therefore, not in the office. If you need to get in touch with any of the office staff, please click here.

The Clerk

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


Through this voluntary service, the Honourable Company offers support, encouragement, advice…

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