Ship Incident

Ref: G3406
  • £90.00

1916 cover to England from Greece that was on the S S ERISSOS when it was intercepted by a German U Boat, the mail removed and the ships cargo thrown overboard. A two line ‘PART OF MAIL CAPTURED / BY GERMANS AND DELAYED’ cachet has been applied to the front of the cover. On the back is a German label stating ‘UNTER KRIEGSRECHT GEÖFFNET.’ The Errissos was the only ship seized by the German’s in the Mediterranean where the mail was taken. A very uncommon item ex Greece.