In the 1980s, in place of the today's monument there was a concrete tombstone (cippus) with a small plague below which flowers used to be placed in memory of those who had not returned from the sea. The initiator of the monument construction was master mariner Adam Huza. The appeal of the Szczecin Club of Master Marines Association to raise money was answered by ship crews, sailors' families, inhabitants of Pomerania. The concept of the monument was born out of the sense of duty towards those who had not returned from the sea and did not even have their graves. The monument was designed by Cracow artists and sculptors, Małgorzata Schubert-Radnicka and Maciej Radnicki. The ceremony of unveiling and consecrating the monument took place on 15th October 1989. The sculpturing composition presents the board being flooded by accumulated waves out of which a cross-shaped sail emerges. Behind the monument there are brass plaques, dedicated to individual ships and warships. On the plagues there are surnames of those who have gone on eternal watch. Inauguration ceremonies of the academic year of the Maritime University take place by the monument and also the annual Sea Days begin here. The monument was erected in place of the older, post-German monument built in 1920s, dedicated to soldiers deceased during the First World War.
Detailed location: Cmentarz Centralny (The Central Cemetery), south-western part of the cemetery, Aleja Okólna (Okólna alley), between 13 and 14 section of the cemetery.