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Merchant Navy Memorial London
Trinity Square Gardens
Tower Hill
London EC3N 4AA
Tfl Fare Zone 1
 
 
There are two memorials here, one to World War I and the other to World War II. The two memorials record the names of some 40,000 seamen of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died during the conflicts and have no known grave but the sea.
 
During the two World Wars the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets kept Britain supplied with essential fuel, food and materials.
 
These ships were an easy prey for the German U-boats until it was realised that by forming the ships into convoys and protecting them with a couple of destroyers they would have a slightly better chance of getting through. Even so, the appalling death toll was 1 in 3 seamen did not survive.
 
The Merchant Navy Association (MNA) holds an annual reunion and multi-faith commemorative service at the Memorials on the first Sunday closest to Merchant Navy Day (3rd September). Visitors are welcome to attend.
 
These memorials can be easily incorporated with a visit to the Tower of London nearby.
 
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has an excellent web site with interesting photographs and information  Web:  CWGC Tower Hill Memorial
 
Contact & Further Information
National Secretary, Merchant Navy Association.
Telephone  +44 (0)1472 851 130
Mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Getting There
To find the best way for getting to The Merchant Navy Memorial, visit TfL Journey Planner, link above.
 
- By Underground
Tower Hill Station   Circle & District lines and DLR line
 
- By Mainline Rail
Fenchurch Street
 
- By Bus
To plan your journey, we sugest you use this TfL 'Journey Planner'
 
- By Open Top Tour Bus
Do not forget that Visitors can use their ‘Open Top’ tour sightseeing ticket to visit The Cenotaph, the 10 Downing Street precinct, Horse Guards, The Banqueting House and the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben precinct.
 
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