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Royal Naval Ashes Committal: Faslane Clyde

The HM Naval Base Clyde – commonly known throughout the Navy as Faslane – is the Royal Navy’s main presence in Scotland. They offer a ashes committal service for ashes. There is no charge for the committal, it is done in grateful recognition for someone’s service to the nation. Who is eligible?  All former members of […]

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Royal Naval Ashes Committal: Portsmouth

This is guidance for the Portsmouth Service. The enquiry submission form is at the bottom of the page Arrangements can be made for a ceremony, which includes a short religious service to be carried out at Spithead Portsmouth at a point near to Spitbank Fort. Committals are conducted by a Naval Chaplain from a Fleet Tender on […]

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Amble near Newcastle: Northumbria

Boat charter Amble near Newcastle scattering ashes at sea Location Amble, Northumberland Area of operation Alnmouth Bay or a visit to Coquet Island Type of boat Storebro 34 Workboat Duration of trip Approx 45 -60 Mins Capacity of boat 8 people Refreshments Can be arranged Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to […]

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A sailor’s farewell poem: Crossing the Bar

If you are looking for words or verse for ash scattering ceremony fit for an old sailor, then you could worse than consider the classic poem Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Sunset and evening star,       And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning […]

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Naval Order of Service

It may be you want to scatter the ashes of a loved one at sea and that person had a naval career. And whilst you would like reference to their service in the the Royal or Merchant Navy it may not be appropriate to use the Navy’s chaplaincy service. There maybe many reasons for this: you want […]

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A Bible reading suitable for an old sailor

We have recently been in touch with the naval chaplaincy at Portsmouth and they have been extremely helpful. We explained that many people may wish to be to have their ashes scattered in the same place as their loved one and still have reference to their career with either Royal or Merchant Navy. We asked […]

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Beer: East Devon

Area of operation:Within a three mile radius of Beer (Branscombe, Seaton, Beer) Views across Lyme Bay. Location Beer, East Devon. Type of boat: 25’ working fishing boat Duration of trip: As long as client requires, further charges if longer than 1 hour Capacity of boat: 11 people Refreshments: Not provided you can bring your own […]

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Committal of Ashes to the Sea by the Royal Navy

The Naval Chaplaincy Service carries out Committals at Sea Ceremonies for all former Service personnel and their dependants. The Royal Naval Chaplaincy Service regularly undertake committals of ashes at sea from our Base Ports in Scotland on the Clyde (Faslane), Plymouth (Devonport) or Portsmouth, though only in Portsmouth do they have a boat going out […]

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Don’t put Scatter Tubes in the water!

Scatter tubes are not designed to be placed in the water. They are made of a thick dense card, which also has an semi impervious layer of ink, the result is they are likely to float and will not sink for some considerable time: meaning that you loved ones ashes may end up on shore or […]

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Maldon: Essex

Scattering on the Thames Estuary Maldon, Essex Location Maldon, Essex Area of operation Blackwater Type of boat  Thames Sailing Barge Duration of trip 2-4 hours Capacity of boat 50 Refreshments Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar. Additional info The whole barge can be hired privately. Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to […]

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Cornish man swept into the sea whilst scattering ashes

Tragedy stuck on Saturday (31 Jan) on the beach Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel,when Mr Galliers and his family went to scatter the ashes of his Michelle. The family had chosen that particular spot as it was where they had played as children. The family scattered the ashes at a little river that flows onto the beach, Mr Galliers ‘s mother […]

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Robin Williams’ ashes scattered near those of his mother

Screen star Robin Williams sadly committed suicide in the summer. Some time soon after the service his ashes were scattered near to where his mother’s ashes where spread: off the coast of Marin County in the US. His mum had passed away back in 2001 and Robin was the executor of the will. He and his mother […]

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Dunmore East: County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

  Location Dunmore East, County Waterford Area of operation Dunmore East, WaterfordHarbour, Tramore Bay, Rivers Suir and Barrow. Type of boat Charter Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea/ Coffee Cost On Application Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. […]

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Southampton Water, Hampshire: River Test

Scattering Ashes Southampton Location Ocean Village, Southampton Area of operation Southampton Water Type of boat Passenger Boat, see picture, capable of carrying 150 comfortably. Heated saloon, and large sun decks. Bar, snack and drink facilities available.  Duration of trip Just over one hour, depending on location. Capacity of boat 6 -150 for boat pictured.  Refreshments […]

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Britain’s first and only Memorial Reef

For lovers of the sea: Divers, Sailors, Fishermen and anyone one else with a passion for wildlife and the sea. Now there is a new way to  have a truly fitting memorial. The first and only Memorial Reef in the UK. Situated off the famous Jurassic coast, near Weymouth in Dorset. The ashes of a […]

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Loch Lomond: Sterling

Scattering ashes over Loch Lomond Location Luss Pier, Loch Lomond Area of operation Loch Lomond Type of boat See above Duration of trip 30 Mins – 60 Mins – more if required Capacity of boat With regards to the seating capacity our boats can accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers per boat [8 persons including […]

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Ilfracombe including Lundy: North Devon

Location Ilfracombe Area of operation North Devon coastline Lynmouth-Hartland inc lundy Island Type of Boat Evoultuion 38 Duration of trip Usually 1 hour but anything up to full day available Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Tea and coffee Additional info We operate a fleet of modern vessels from the port of Ilfracombe in North […]

You don’t need words to say goodbye

We often think we need words to fill our world, here two brothers (presumably) are scattering the ashes of their father in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Nothing is said apart from one enquiring whether the bag containing the ashes is to be washed out with the sea water. I like it. I always think […]

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The Travellers last journey: Ashes in a bottle

From the  Great Barrier Reef to the beaches of the Caribbean, some of us just love to travel. The adventure, the restless spirit, the sites the smells and the people you meet along the way. Well when a loved one passes away and they had a passion for the open road somehow it doesn’t seem […]

Boats on a Map

These are the locations of boats available for hire in UK for scattering ashes. Have a look for a suitable location on our interactive Google Map.