The Society's Certificates

The Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society

Currently the Society’s awards, which reflect the degree of risk faced and the level of bravery shown by rescuers, consist of silver medals, bronze medals, silver in memoriam medallions, parchments, certificates, resuscitation certificates, in memoriam certificates and letters of commendation.
When the committee consider that the level of bravery and risk is of lesser degree than that meriting the award of a medal, there are a number of awards that the Society can make consisting of a Parchment, a Certificate or a Letter of Commendation.


The “Certificate” is the Society’s most frequently used award and is the next in order of importance. There have been at least two versions of it to date. It measures 272 mm wide by 342 mm long and is framed and glazed.

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This ornate certificate printed on special paper is the highest of the Society’s paper awards. It was introduced into the Society’s award structure in 1947 and it measures 320 mm wide by 426 mm long.

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