Honourable Company of Master Mariners

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company was formed in 1926; it was made a Livery Company by the City of London in 1932, making it the first new Livery Company to be formed since 1746.[1] While the other Livery Companies are entitled to the style Worshipful,[1] the Master Mariners are styled Honourable, King George V having granted them that honour in 1928.

Stained glass to the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Guildhall, London

The Company aids nautical schools and promotes nautical research. It ranks seventy-eighth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is Loyalty and Service.

HQS Wellington

Instead of the usual livery hall, the Honourable Company of Master Mariners has a headquarters ship,[1] HQS Wellington, moored on the Thames at Victoria Embankment.


  1. ^ a b c Engel, Matthew (21 December 2012). "British institutions: livery companies". ft.com. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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Coordinates: 51°30′38″N 0°6′45″W / 51.51056°N 0.11250°W / 51.51056; -0.11250