Join HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Ships Salute

Boaters to sound a simultaneous long blast on their horn or whistle at midday on 4 June
20 May 22
Logo for the Platinum Jubilee

The UK Chamber of Shipping is inviting Ship Owners and recreational boaters to take part in the Ships Salute as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

A Ships Salute is where every vessel in every UK Harbour sounds a simultaneous long blast on their horn or whistle at 12:00 BST on Saturday, 4 June 2022. 

To celebrate the Queen’s service to the country and her particular affiliation with the maritime industry, the UK Chamber of Shipping would like to see as many vessels as possible – Cruise Liner, Tanker, Dry Bulk Carrier, Containership, Aircraft Carrier, Destroyer, Frigate, Tug, Offshore Supply Vessel, Motor cruiser, Yacht, Narrowboat and Ferry – make this salute.

The Royal Family has a long history of seafaring. Over the centuries the Monarchy has sailed aboard 83 royal yachts, including the most recent, HMY Britannia, which often hosted the RYA Council meetings during Cowes Week.

Having Her Majesty The Queen as the RYA’s Royal Patron has undoubtedly helped us to raise awareness of our aims to increase participation in boating, to promote safety afloat and to raise sailing standards. We join the nation in congratulating Her Majesty on achieving this remarkable milestone.

Every Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and recreational vessel regardless of size, class and category is invited to join the Ships Salute.

Pre-registration is not required, but an indication of intent to join the salute would be welcomed. Please email the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Head of Membership, Tony Jerome ( by Friday, 27 May if you would like to participate.