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MAURITIUS 1918 postcard "Mauritius Volunteer Force" addressed to France. Franked 3c adhesive. On the front straight line ACCIDENT DE SERVICE carried on the steamer Kingstonian which was torpedoed by the German submarine U-68 on 11 April 1918 PARIS transit cancellation. Scarce origin.
MAURITIUS 1918 postcard "Mauritius Volunteer Force" addressed to France. Franked 3c adhesive. On the front straight line ACCIDENT DE SERVICE carried on the steamer Kingstonian which was torpedoed by the German submarine U-68 on 11 April 1918 PARIS transit cancellation. Scarce origin.
MAURITIUS

1918 postcard "Mauritius Volunteer Force" addressed to France. Franked 3c adhesive. On the front straight line 'ACCIDENT DE SERVICE' carried on the steamer Kingstonian which was torpedoed by the German submarine U-68 on 11 April 1918 'PARIS' transit cancellation. Scarce origin.

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ADEN 1941 envelope from Coventry addressed to Liverpool redirected to Aden with straight line SALVED FROM THE SEA struck in black (Alhena type 2 cachet) The Dutch steamer S.S. "Alhena" ran aground on Pladdy Rock, South Bay, County Down, Ireland on 28th January en-route to Haifa.
ADEN

1941 envelope from Coventry addressed to Liverpool redirected to Aden with straight line 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' struck in black (Alhena type 2 cachet) The Dutch steamer 'S.S. "Alhena"' ran aground on Pladdy Rock, South Bay, County Down, Ireland on 28th January en-route to Haifa.

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NEW ZEALAND 1930 envelope addressed to the U.K. Per "Tahiti" Franked vertical pair 1d adhesives tied AUCKLAND c.d.s. 11 AU 30 Large boxed DAMAGED BY/ SEA WATER cachet applied violet. (Tahiti type 8 cachet)
NEW ZEALAND

1930 envelope addressed to the U.K. 'Per "Tahiti"' Franked vertical pair 1d adhesives tied 'AUCKLAND' c.d.s. '11 AU 30' Large boxed 'DAMAGED BY/ SEA WATER' cachet applied violet. (Tahiti type 8 cachet)

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BARBADOS 1946 airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked horizontal pair 6d adhesives, the others washed off, tied CIRCULATION BRANCH G.P.O. BARBADOS c.d.s. 17 JY 46 Boxed DAMAGED/ BY/ SEA WATER cachet struck in violet. Unidentified wreck/crash.
BARBADOS

1946 airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked horizontal pair 6d adhesives, the others washed off, tied 'CIRCULATION BRANCH G.P.O. BARBADOS' c.d.s. '17 JY 46' Boxed 'DAMAGED/ BY/ SEA WATER' cachet struck in violet. Unidentified wreck/crash.

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SUDAN 1918 (17th March) envelope addressed to London endorsed by the sender Col Sgt Ferguson War Office Khartoum Boxed DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/ IN SEA WATER" struck in violet. From an unidentified vessel.
SUDAN

1918 (17th March) envelope addressed to London endorsed by the sender Col Sgt Ferguson War Office Khartoum 'Boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/ IN SEA WATER" struck in violet. From an unidentified vessel.

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CEYLON 1917 envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 6c adhesive. Boxed Carried on the armed merchantman Karmala which was attacked by a submarine north of Messina Sicily on 18th March 1917 Boxed "DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/ IN SEA WATER - !.S." struck in red. Water staining around the edges.
CEYLON

1917 envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 6c adhesive. Boxed Carried on the armed merchantman 'Karmala' which was attacked by a submarine north of Messina Sicily on 18th March 1917 Boxed "DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/ IN SEA WATER - !.S." struck in red. Water staining around the edges.

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FIJI/SAMOA 1956 meter mail envelope from Melbourne to Apia, Samoa. On the 13th June, whilst carrying oil, general cargo and mail between Fiji and Western Samoa, the S.S. Vasu blew up and sank off the Tonga Islands. A very small  amount of mail in damaged condition was salvaged and sent to Western Samoa where violet SOILED MAIL EX "VASU" applied by the Post Office.
FIJI/SAMOA

1956 meter mail envelope from Melbourne to Apia, Samoa. On the 13th June, whilst carrying oil, general cargo and mail between Fiji and Western Samoa, the S.S. Vasu blew up and sank off the Tonga Islands. A very small amount of mail in damaged condition was salvaged and sent to Western Samoa where violet 'SOILED MAIL EX "VASU"' applied by the Post Office.

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BARBADOS c.1915 envelope to London, water damage around the edges, the adhesives have floated off with B(ARBADOS) G.P.(0) c.d.s., handstamped "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" in black.
BARBADOS

c.1915 envelope to London, water damage around the edges, the adhesives have floated off with 'B(ARBADOS) G.P.(0)' c.d.s., handstamped "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" in black.

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JAMAICA 1938 cover to Bristol franked 1d adhesive tied "MONTEGO BAY" c.d.s. NO 8 38. Two-line "DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER" struck in violet. The envelope was carried on "S.S. WASHINGTON", received in London November 24th. There are no reports confirming how the damage occurred.
JAMAICA

1938 cover to Bristol franked 1d adhesive tied "MONTEGO BAY" c.d.s. 'NO 8 38'. Two-line "DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER" struck in violet. The envelope was carried on "S.S. WASHINGTON", received in London November 24th. There are no reports confirming how the damage occurred.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1935 airmail envelope franked 5c & 65c adhesives tied "DAR ES SALAAM" c.d.s. 18 AU 1935. Addressed to the USA. "DAMAGED/EN TRANSIT" two-line cachet applied in transit.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1935 airmail envelope franked 5c & 65c adhesives tied "DAR ES SALAAM" c.d.s. '18 AU 1935'. Addressed to the USA. "DAMAGED/EN TRANSIT" two-line cachet applied in transit.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1967 envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 6c adhesive (Christmas card rate) tied "PORT OF SPAIN" machine d/s 15 NOV 67 Green boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" applied in London. Not recorded in Maritime Disaster Mail book.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

1967 envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 6c adhesive (Christmas card rate) tied "PORT OF SPAIN" machine d/s '15 NOV 67' Green boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" applied in London. Not recorded in Maritime Disaster Mail book.

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SUDAN 1941 envelope from London addressed to Khartoum. Stamp Washed off "WEST EALING" machine d/s 16 JAN 1941 Straight line "SALVED FROM THE SEA" and boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" both struck in violet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
SUDAN

1941 envelope from London addressed to Khartoum. Stamp Washed off "WEST EALING" machine d/s '16 JAN 1941' Straight line "SALVED FROM THE SEA" and boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" both struck in violet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.

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BARBADOS 1942 envelope to Devon franked vertical pair d and a single 1d adhesives tied "G.P.O./BARBADOS" c.d.s. 10 SP 42. Violet boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER". Possibly torpedoed by a German submarine.
BARBADOS

1942 envelope to Devon franked vertical pair d and a single 1d adhesives tied "G.P.O./BARBADOS" c.d.s. '10 SP 42'. Violet boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER". Possibly torpedoed by a German submarine.

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CAYMAN ISLANDS 1946 registered cover with Victory pair addressed to London tied "GEORGETOWN" c.d.s. OC 8 46. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER". Mss "Recovered from a sunken ship" in pencil.
CAYMAN ISLANDS

1946 registered cover with 'Victory' pair addressed to London tied "GEORGETOWN" c.d.s. 'OC 8 46'. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER". Mss "Recovered from a sunken ship" in pencil.

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SUDAN 1918 censored envelope addressed to London the adhesive has been washed off. Carried on the S.S. Kingstonian which was attacked by the German submarineU-78 on 11th April 1918 and again on 29th April by the U-48 whilst at Carloforte Roadstead. Sardinia. Boxed "DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER" cachet in violet applied in London.
SUDAN

1918 censored envelope addressed to London the adhesive has been washed off. Carried on the S.S. Kingstonian which was attacked by the German submarine'U-78' on 11th April 1918 and again on 29th April by the 'U-48' whilst at Carloforte Roadstead. Sardinia. Boxed "DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER" cachet in violet applied in London.

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FALKLAND ISLANDS 1943 Active Service honour envelope with enclosed long letter dated 2nd May 1943 The envelope was carried to Montevideo on the Fitzroy then on an unidentified ship. On the reverse boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" struck in violet. The back flap is missing.
FALKLAND ISLANDS 1943 Active Service honour envelope with enclosed long letter dated 2nd May 1943 The envelope was carried to Montevideo on the Fitzroy then on an unidentified ship. On the reverse boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" struck in violet. The back flap is missing.
FALKLAND ISLANDS

1943 'Active Service' honour envelope with enclosed long letter dated 2nd May 1943 The envelope was carried to Montevideo on the 'Fitzroy' then on an unidentified ship. On the reverse boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" struck in violet. The back flap is missing.

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BRITISH HONDURAS 1948 envelope with enclosed Christmas card addressed to London. Franked 5c adhesive tied light "BELIZE" c.d.s. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" cachet struck in violet. From an unidentified ship.
BRITISH HONDURAS

1948 envelope with enclosed Christmas card addressed to London. Franked 5c adhesive tied light "BELIZE" c.d.s. 'Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" cachet struck in violet. From an unidentified ship.

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CYPRUS 1942 censored cover (Stamps washed off) from Nicosia addressed to Pretoria South Africa Cypriot & Egyptian censor cachets. Twice handstamped by the bilingual boxed "CORRESPONDENCE DAMAGED BY SEAWATER" struck in violet. This is the modified version of the cachet first used on the 1939 Challenger crash mail.
CYPRUS

1942 censored cover (Stamps washed off) from Nicosia addressed to Pretoria South Africa Cypriot & Egyptian censor cachets. Twice handstamped by the bilingual boxed "CORRESPONDENCE DAMAGED BY SEAWATER" struck in violet. This is the modified version of the cachet first used on the 1939 Challenger crash mail.

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CYPRUS 1941 Green Honor envelope addressed to London cancelled "FIELD POST OFFICE 122" c.d.s. JY 42 Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" cachet struck in violet. From an unidentified ship.
CYPRUS

1941 Green Honor envelope addressed to London cancelled "FIELD POST OFFICE 122" c.d.s. 'JY 42' Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA WATER" cachet struck in violet. From an unidentified ship.

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SOUTH AFRICA 1973 envelope from Cape Town addressed to Worthing Sussex. Boxed "DAMAGED / BY / SEA WATER" handstamp in violet. From an unknown incident. The envelope has water staining on the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICA

1973 envelope from Cape Town addressed to Worthing Sussex. Boxed "DAMAGED / BY / SEA WATER" handstamp in violet. From an unknown incident. The envelope has water staining on the reverse.

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MALTA 1942 censored registered envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 2 x 1/2d and a single 1/6 adhesive tied "NOTABILE" c.d.s. NO 3 42 Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA - WATER" struck in violet.
MALTA

1942 censored registered envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 2 x 1/2d and a single 1/6 adhesive tied "NOTABILE" c.d.s. 'NO 3 42' Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA - WATER" struck in violet.

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GAMBIA 1942 stampless On Active Service envelope addressed to Plymouth cancelled "FIELD POST OFFICE 109" c.d.s. 26 NO 42 Violet R.A.F. censor cachet 84 Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" struck in violet.
GAMBIA

1942 stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Plymouth cancelled "FIELD POST OFFICE 109" c.d.s. '26 NO 42' Violet R.A.F. censor cachet '84' Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" struck in violet.

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BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS 1961 envelope from London with stamp washed off dated 5 JUE 1961 Addressed to Solomon Islands. With a scarce "Regret that this paper was damaged by sea water in Sydney" From an unidentified vessel.
BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS

1961 envelope from London with stamp washed off dated '5 JUE 1961' Addressed to Solomon Islands. With a scarce "Regret that this paper was damaged by sea water in Sydney" From an unidentified vessel.

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HONG KONG 1970 envelope from Kowloon addressed to London 15c adhesive tied "KOWLOON" c.d.s. 28 MAR 1970 Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER" struck in violet. Two other covers have been recorded by Hoggarth & Gwynn posted on this date with a different cachet. An unidentified vessel.
HONG KONG

1970 envelope from Kowloon addressed to London 15c adhesive tied "KOWLOON" c.d.s. '28 MAR 1970' Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER" struck in violet. Two other covers have been recorded by Hoggarth & Gwynn posted on this date with a different cachet. An unidentified vessel.

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NEW ZEALAND 1965 surface mail postcard addressed to Auckland Boxed "RECEIVED IN / DAMAGED CONDITION / AT WELLINGTON struck in violet. Carried on the "Ceramic"
NEW ZEALAND

1965 surface mail postcard addressed to Auckland Boxed "RECEIVED IN / DAMAGED CONDITION / AT WELLINGTON' struck in violet. Carried on the "Ceramic"

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CHRISTMAS ISLAND 1908 ppc addressed to New Zealand from the USA with a fine strike of the two line "DAMAGED IN WRECK / OF S.S. AEON" struck in red. The Aeon was wrecked near the south-east point of Christmas Is in the Gilberts group on 18th July 1908
CHRISTMAS ISLAND

1908 ppc addressed to New Zealand from the USA with a fine strike of the two line "DAMAGED IN WRECK / OF S.S. AEON" struck in red. The Aeon was wrecked near the south-east point of Christmas Is in the Gilberts group on 18th July 1908

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LAGOS 1907 envelope addressed to London S S "Jebba" Franked 1d adhesive tied "ABEORUTA" c.d.s. 22 FE 1907 Two line "SALVED FROM / S.S. JEBBA" struck in violet.
LAGOS

1907 envelope addressed to London 'S S "Jebba" Franked 1d adhesive tied "ABEORUTA" c.d.s. '22 FE 1907' Two line "SALVED FROM / S.S. JEBBA" struck in violet.

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BAHAMAS 1943 censored envelope addressed to Devon redirected to London. Franked 1/- & 4d adhesives tied "NASSAU" c.d.s. 18 FE 43 Another adhesive has been washed off in the incident. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" struck in violet.
BAHAMAS

1943 censored envelope addressed to Devon redirected to London. Franked 1/- & 4d adhesives tied "NASSAU" c.d.s. '18 FE 43' Another adhesive has been washed off in the incident. Boxed "DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER" struck in violet.

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CANADA 1945 envelope addressed top the U.K. the stamp has been washed off with part cancellation dated 25 5 45 Straight line "DAMAGED BY FIREWATER" struck in violet. Carried on the Cunard steamer S/S Scythia which caught fire on approach to Liverpool.
CANADA

1945 envelope addressed top the U.K. the stamp has been washed off with part cancellation dated '25 5 45' Straight line "DAMAGED BY FIREWATER" struck in violet. Carried on the Cunard steamer 'S/S Scythia' which caught fire on approach to Liverpool.

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MAURITIUS 1948 registered OHMS envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Manchester cancelled "REGISTERED G.P.O. MAURITIUS" d/s 16 NO 49 with boxed "DAMAGED BY / SEAWATER" struck in violet. Enclosed note from London letter branch that the packet has been damaged by water. Unidentified accident.
MAURITIUS 1948 registered OHMS envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Manchester cancelled "REGISTERED G.P.O. MAURITIUS" d/s 16 NO 49 with boxed "DAMAGED BY / SEAWATER" struck in violet. Enclosed note from London letter branch that the packet has been damaged by water. Unidentified accident.
MAURITIUS

1948 registered OHMS envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Manchester cancelled "REGISTERED G.P.O. MAURITIUS" d/s '16 NO 49' with boxed "DAMAGED BY / SEAWATER" struck in violet. Enclosed note from London letter branch that the packet has been damaged by water. Unidentified accident.

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NEW ZEALAND 1930 Meter envelope to Washington D.C. cancelled "AUCKLAND" slogan d/s 11 AUG 1930" Three line "Salvaged from / S.S. Tahti / Lost at sea" struck in maroon.
NEW ZEALAND

1930 Meter envelope to Washington D.C. cancelled "AUCKLAND" slogan d/s '11 AUG 1930" Three line "Salvaged from / S.S. Tahti / Lost at sea" struck in maroon.

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FIJI 1956 wreck envelope from Australia addressed to Western Samoa with handstruck straight-line "SOILED MAIL EX VASU" On 13th June whilst carrying oil, general cargo and mail between Fiji & Western Samoa, the SS Vasu blew up and sank of the Tonga Islands. A very small amount of mail in damaged condition was salvaged and sent to Western Samoa where the Post Office applied a violet explanatory mark.
FIJI

1956 wreck envelope from Australia addressed to Western Samoa with handstruck straight-line "SOILED MAIL EX 'VASU'" On 13th June whilst carrying oil, general cargo and mail between Fiji & Western Samoa, the SS Vasu blew up and sank of the Tonga Islands. A very small amount of mail in damaged condition was salvaged and sent to Western Samoa where the Post Office applied a violet explanatory mark.

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