Ship Incident 1967 'American Charger'

Ref: G3781
  • £125.00

1967 S S AMERICAN CHARGER. The steamer American Charger sailed from New York on 1st September 1967 for London via Le Havre. On the evening of the 8th a fire broke out in bales of rubber in Hold 6. The fire was extinguished but mails in the same hold were damaged by the sea water used to extinguish the fire. Damaged mail received a boxed green cachet ‘DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER’. This was applied at the Inland Section, Mount Pleasant Post Office, London. A scarce cover with only a handful of covers known from this incident.