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Royal Naval Ashes Committal: Portsmouth

This is guidance for the Portsmouth Service. 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. Usually more than one committal is carried out per trip. Due to high security at a […]

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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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South Devon: Plymouth Sound

Location The Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf, Barbican, Area of operation Within the waters of Plymouth Sound Type of boat Our chartered cruise boats (depending on availability) take family and friends to pay their respects, as loved one’s ashes are scattered on the waters of Plymouth Sound. Duration of trip 1 Hour slot is allocated for this […]

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Dorset: Weymouth

Location Weymouth Dorset, in the centre of the Jurassic Coast in the UK Area of operation 15nm of Weymouth Type of boat 10m 33ft Aquastar Fishing Duration of trip 1 to 2 Hrs Capacity of boat  8 Refreshments None provided but you can bring your own drinks and snacks Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water […]

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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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Cornwall: Falmouth

Location Cornwall – Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro Area of operation Falmouth Area, River Truro Type of boat There are three craft similar to that pictured above Duration of trip Usually an hour Capacity of boat  Their boats can hold up to 100 of your guests although we recommend only 80 per boat for comfort and enjoyment […]

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Whitby North Yorkshire: North East Coast

  Location Whitby, North Yorkshire Area of operation Whitby and nearby areas Type of boat Bullet DS38 Islander Duration of trip Can be tailored to your requirements Capacity of boat Capacity is 12 with seating for 8 passengers Refreshments  NA Additional info The boat is warm, safe and comfortable. Weather permitting, ashes may be scattered […]

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Mudeford Quay, Dorset: South Coast

  Location The small fishing port of Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset Area of operation Christchurch and Poole Bays with views of the Isle of Wight, the Needles Lighthouse and Swanage. They can also provide this service in Christchurch Harbour which is in the lower reaches of the Avon and Stour, usually in sight of Christchurch […]

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South Devon: Dartmouth

Scattering ashes Dartmouth and the River Dart in Devon Location Dartmouth, Devon Area of operation River Dart, Dartmouth, Totnes Type of boat  40ft Aquastar Duration of trip As per request Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Not provided Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families […]

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Brighton, Sussex: South Coast

Scattering ashes Brighton Location  Brighton Marina Area of operation  20 miles – including Hove  & Worthing Type of boat  Aquastar 33 Duration of trip  Up to 90 minutes Capacity of boat  10 persons Refreshments  Tea/coffee/hot chocolate available Additional info  Over 40 years experience Suitable urn  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which […]

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Bridlington, Yorkshire : North East Coast

  Location  Bridlington, Yorkshire Area of operation Bridlington Bay as far south as Hornsea and north as far as Filey Bay including Flamborough Head and Bempton Type of boat  40 foot traditional wooden boat fully licensed and insured with plenty of seating. Duration of trip  Usually an hour, but all trips can be tailored to […]

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Gosport, Hampshire: The Solent and South Coast

Scattering Ashes Solent Gosport Location Gosport Portsmouth & the Solent Area of operation Gosport Portsmouth harbour Fareham Reach and the Solent Type of boat Sail boat, Beneteau Oceanis 36 cc Duration of trip 2 – 4 hours Capacity of boat 7 Ceremony  You can choose from 4 hours to a full day. Location in Gosport and […]

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Eastbourne, East Sussex: Beachy Head

Scattering ashes Eastbourne Location Eastbourne, East Sussex Area of operation Up to  60 miles  from a Safe Haven, including the white cliffs of Beachy Head Type of boat AQUASTAR    PRO   40’ Duration of trip 1 hour Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Free Tea, Coffee and biscuits Additional info They have been carrying out scattering ceremonies […]

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Cornwall: St Ives

  Location St Ives, Cornwall. Area of operation St Ives Bay, North Cornwall Coast, Atlantic Ocean. Type of Boat Lochin 33, 10 Metre Boat. Duration of trip One hour Capacity of boat Licensed to carry 12 passengers Refreshments Available by request Additional info  St Ives Bay is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful […]

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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight: South Coast

Location Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight Area of operation Yarmouth, Newtown Creek, Needles. Type of boat Mitchell 31ft Duration of trip Generally 2 hours Capacity of boat 8 or 10 if in Solent Waters Refreshments Not available Additional info Toilets on board Ceremony  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about […]

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Cornwall: Penzance Harbour

</tr Location  Penzance harbour Area of operation Mount’s Bay is an idyllic setting for scattering ashes at sea. With the serene, magical beauty of St Michael’s Mount overlooking the bay, we can take up to 28 family and friends to pay their respects and lay their loved ones peacefully at sea Type of boat  See […]

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