Shipwreck - S S Sussex 1916

Ref: G5476
  • £395.00

S S SUSSEX 1916. On 24 March 1916 the S S Sussex was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-29 while crossing the English Channel between Folkstone and Dieppe. The ship was badly damaged but managed to be towed into Boulogne. American passengers were on board and a number killed. This caused an outcry in the US and U boat warfare was suspended in Northern Europe between 8 May and 5 July 1916. This mourning cover to India has had the stamp washed off and resealed with a label on the back. Very fine strikes of the violet boxed DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER are on both the front and back of the cover. A fine cover from this incident to India.