• Welcome to the Shipwrights

    promoting excellence in every aspect of the maritime field. || more >>

  • The City of London

    The Company is one of 108 Livery Companies in the City of London and Liverymen each have a vote for the election of the Lord Mayor more

  • Charity

    The Shipwrights’ principal focus is naturally on maritime or waterborne charities, projects, and activities throughout the United Kingdom || more >>

  • Education

    The Company focuses on promoting and supporting education and youth development programmes in the maritime area || more >>


Welcome to The Shipwrights

What we do

The original purpose of the Company 700 years ago was to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London.  This continues today with the presentation of annual awards of excellence.
The Company maintains its strong links to the maritime and marine sectors, with which all Liverymen must have connections.  The Shipwrights' Company has a strong philanthropic purpose and donates annually to maritime related causes, individuals, charities and companies.
Liverymen vote in the annual elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and all members of the Company enjoy a full programme of activities including dinners, visits, social events and informal gatherings.

Find out more about The Shipwrights

  • Company

    Find out all about the Shipwrights, its history and its present day roles

  • Charity

    Learn about the Shipwrights' charitable donations and how to apply

  • Education

    The Shipwrights plays a significant role in promoting the education of young people.


About Us

The Company comprises some 450 Liverymen and 250 Freemen. Membership is confined to those with a close involvement in maritime affairs.Court members and Liverymen serve on the Finance, Education and Charities, Nominations, Wine and Ark Appeal committees.
The Company supports the Marine Society and Sea Cadets, George Green's School in Tower Hamlets, the London Nautical School, and is affiliated to HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH.
Company teams participate in inter-livery and social competition for golf, yachting, shooting and skiing.
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Latest News

INTER-LIVERY SKI COMPETITION 2020 The Shipwrights' ski team are in Morzine, France for the 2020 competition under the captaincy of Jeremy Penn - we wish them every success.             QUEEN'S SILVER MEDAL 2019 Visit the Queen's Silver Medal page for the results of the 2019 Competition      

2019 Shipwrights’ Lectures

Added on: January 22nd, 2020
The 2019 Shipwrights’ Lectures The 2019 Lectures were held on October ...

Shipwrights’ Lectures Two Weeks Away

Added on: September 30th, 2019
This year featuring several Senior Level Representatives of Major Marine Organisations The 2019 Shipwrights' Lectures ...
The members' area has moved. Visit members.shipwrights.co.uk