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Send a message today and join us in creating our Sea of Remembrance

Dear all,

On 7 May, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania was commemorated in Liverpool and Cork.

On that fateful day in 1915, over 1, 200 passengers and nearly 700 crew were aboard Lusitania, which was nearing the end of her journey from New York to Liverpool. Tragedy struck and Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Having been hit on the starboard bow, the Lusitania foundered rapidly, sinking within 18 minutes.

When we come together to commemorate Merchant Navy Day at Trinity Sq Gardens, Tower Hill,  on 6 September, this year’s focus will be even more poignant as we look back 100 years. We will remember not only the 1, 197 victims of the Lusitania but all those who lost their lives during this tragic period of World War I.

We invite you to visit our website and write your message today so that we can create our Sea of Remembrance on Sunday 6 September.

The men and women who make up the maritime industry make huge sacrifices to provide the people of the world with the modern way of life to which we have become accustomed and we aim to make them feel welcome and valued.

The Society continues to help seafarers in a variety of ways, whether it is through chaplaincy, spiritual guidance, provision of welfare support to seafarers and their families, assistance with continuing maritime education and financial help. Seafarers can count on us for a comprehensive response regardless of their rank or circumstance.

We rely entirely on voluntary donations, If you would like to give a gift to Sailors’ Society, however small, to help us continue our service to seafarers you can do so via our website or by calling our offices on 023 8051 5950.

On behalf of seafarers worldwide, I thank you.

Kind Regards

Director of Fundraising

Sailors’ Society

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