Welcome to The Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society
Awarding people who voluntarily put their own lives or safety at risk save others
The Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society makes honorary awards of medals, parchments, certificates and letters of commendation to people who voluntarily put their own lives or safety at risk by saving or attempting to save other people who are in danger in cases of shipwreck, drowning, fire or any other hazards.
Medals & Certificates
For saving people who are in danger
Since the Society was first formed in 1839 it has awarded over 9,200 medals, medallions and bars in gold, silver or bronze (of which number 51 have been in memoriam medallions) as well as a countless number of parchments, certificates and letters of commendation.
Although there is no specific boundary defining the area over which the Society has jurisdiction, by general agreement with the Royal Humane Society, the Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society nowadays restricts its activities to rescues arising in Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire, or anywhere at sea if the vessel involved is Liverpool registered (or the rescuer/salvor lives in the Merseyside, Lancashire or Cheshire area).
Rescue acts in all other parts of the UK are dealt with by the Royal Humane Society with whom we maintain close liaison.
Each year the case which the Society considers to have been its most meritorious rescue is submitted to the Royal Humane Society where it is considered alongside the best cases from other Humane Societies for the award of the prestigious Stanhope Gold Medal.
Click here to nominate anyone who has carried out/undertaken an act of bravery.