Imperial Maritime League

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The Imperial Maritime League was founded on 27 January, 1908 in London by Harold F. Wyatt and Lionel Horton-Smith who acted as joint secretaries. The League had splintered from the Imperial Navy League.

The theme of the League's may be understood from its circular issued on Trafalgar Day (21 October) in 1909. Whereas the Navy League put out a circular calling for a navy capable of meeting the tasks put before it, the Imperial Maritime League asked in its circular "for the British people to ask themselves whether they have maintained in its integrity that heritage of sea power which was bequeathed to them by Nelson's death in victory."[1]


  1. "Trafalgar Day" (News). The Times. Friday, 22 October, 1909. Issue 39097, col B, p. 8.