Honourable Company of Master Mariners

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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.

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.

Instead of the usual guild 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 (December 21, 2012). "British institutions: livery companies". ft.com. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 

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