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Lost At Sea Remembrance Book

The Lost at Sea Remembrance Book is held in the Mariners’ Chapel at All Hallows by the Tower in the City of London, and allows family members and descendants to record the names of anyone lost at sea with no known grave.

A lasting memorial for those lost at sea

Over the centuries, in peace and war, men, women and children who have lost their lives to the sea, whether in ships, aircraft or shoreline tragedies, have often had no grave or permanent memorial of their passing.

The Remembrance Book for Those Lost at Sea with No Known Grave was established by the Maritime Foundation in 1987 to provide a lasting memorial – a focus of remembrance for relatives and friends.

If you have a relative or friend who has died in such circumstances, however long ago, and you would like their name to be entered in the Remembrance Book, please visit the Lost At Sea website.

Annual Service of Remembrance

A Service of Thanksgiving has been held each October at All Hallows by the Tower, for families and friends.

This year's service will take place at All Hallows by the Tower on Thursday, 10th October 2024.

Watch last year's Service of Remembrance

Online Memorial

Entries in the Remembrance Book are accompanied by an online entry on our publicly accessible Lost At Sea website. The information set out in the Remembrance Book is the basis for the online entry, which can include a longer description as well as images and documents relating to the particular circumstances of loss and any historical context.

The Remembrance Book provides an enduring memorial to the many, representing a focus of remembrance for relatives, friends and the entire nation