The Naval Chaplaincy Service carries out Committals at Sea Ceremonies for all former Service personnel.
The Royal Naval Chaplaincy Service undertakes committals of ashes at sea from our Base Ports in Scotland on the Clyde (Faslane), Plymouth (Devonport) and Portsmouth.
There is no charge for the committal.
Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis, the deceased should be:
- Royal Navy Personnel.
- There’s no length of service required, but they do need a short Service History and Service Number for checking with the records.
- Different bases have different eligibility.
Portsmouth handles initial enquiries for other two bases, contact details:
Telephone – 02392 723000 – ask to be put through to the chaplaincy
Ash containers / urn?
We make urns to the Royal Nays specification: Royal Navy Committal Urn, we are lead to believe however the Chaplaincy if cost is an impediment they would accept these water urns. You are not required to purchase these through Scattering Ashes, your Funeral Director may be able to assist, although we are we are happy to supply them should you wish.