On 17 July 1857 a “large and influential meeting” was held at Mansion House, London, at which a resolution for the establishment of a hospital for “worn-out and disabled merchant seamen” was carried unanimously. The eventual outcome was the formation of this Society.


This timeline records the progress and remarkable success of the Society over the past 150 years since the foundation of its mission.

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Home from Sea

Home from Sea charts the many challenges the Society has faced over the years as the maritime, social scenes and indeed the very nature of seafaring changed.

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