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

To all members, due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HQS WELLINGTON will be closed to all from 0900 Thursday 19th March 2020 until further notice. This closure will be reviewed on a regular basis and we will update accordingly. Please do stay safe and take the necessary precautions as advised by HM Government. The office staff will continue to work from home, therefore emails will be monitored. If you have any queries or questions, please email info@hcmm.org.uk

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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