Merchant Navy Memorial

Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill, London
The memorial to the dead of the Merchant Navy, located at Tower Hill, London, is in two sections. There is a colonade similar to the Acropolis to those who fell in World War I, and a sunken garden in memory of those who fell in World War II and subsequent conflicts.

Merchant Navy Day is 3rd September, and there is a national remembrance parade each year on the Sunday nearest. The Merchant Navy Association hosts the parade, with serving and retired seafarers forming the core of those present. Members of the armed forces also attend in acknowledgement of the support the Merchant Service provide to them during conflicts.

Stats for World War II

2,524 British Merchant ships were sunk by enemy action
36,749 seamen and women were lost
5,720 were taken prisoner
4,707 were wounded


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