Merchant Navy Day 2021

September 3 2021

Auckland.  Due to current COVID-19 concerns and lockdown restrictions, the annual Merchant Navy Day service in Auckland will now be online. For more information or to register for the live stream, see Invite for Merchant Navy Day Online Service, or visit the Merchant Navy Day page on the museum’s website:


The National Commemoration for Merchant Navy Day which was to be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington on Friday 3 September 2021, 11.00am – 11.30am has been cancelled due to the current COVID environment.

This will be disappointing to many of you, especially those who were intending to attend the ceremony. While we are unable to gather, a range of online resources will also be shared on the Pukeahu website ( and on the Facebook page ( this week, for people wishing to mark Merchant Navy Day in their homes and for those who would like to learn more about the role of the Merchant Navy.

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