This year marks 160 years for the Shipowners’ Club.
The Club has come a long way since 1855. We started life with 221 ships at 58,228 GRT; this figure has grown substantially over the last 160 years to 32,008 vessels at 23,579,295 GT.
As we have grown, we have held on to the values of John Bagwell Holman, the founder of the Shipowners’ Protection Association: sharing of risks, a claims-friendly approach in support of the membership, insurance at cost and, at all times, operating as a mutual insurer controlled by the Members.
Take a walk through our history, using the navigation below, to explore first-hand evidence of the commitment we have to our membership: from our beginnings in a garden building of Grove House, the home of our founder John Bagwell Holman, to our current presence across the globe with offices in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.