Lost At Sea Remembrance Book

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 on Thursday, 13th October 2022. Last year's service took place in a virtual format via the Maritime Foundation's YouTube channel and the Lost At Sea website.

For more information please contact the Secretary.

Watch the 2021 service

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