A photo postcard showing the burning wreck of the Sardinia. She was built in 1888 as the Gulf of Corcovado and served Ellerman as the Sardinia from 1902 to 1908. On 25th November 1908 she suffered explosions and a fire as she was departing from Valletta and driven on to the beach near Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara, Malta. There was large loss of life amongst the pilgrims on board bound for Mecca. Card is postally used in December 1908 in Malta by someone who mentions the wreck. Light corner and edge wear and light album corner indentations. Imprint from postal cancellation top left. Light surface marking and a few small surface indentations. Light marking / ageing to the reverse. (VG-)
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