3500 SACKS OF MAIL ON TITANIC

Worcester Telegram

NEW YORK, April 16- Postmaster Edward M. Morgan stated today that the White Star liner Titanic had on board 3500 sacks of mail. It is not likely, he said that the mails were saved because during the few hours that the vessel floated after running into the iceberg there must have been an exciting scramble among those on board the disabled liner to launch and man the lifeboats.

As the standard ocean mail bag helds [sic] about 2000 letters, it is estimated that in all about 7,000,000 pieces of mail matter have been lost.

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(1912) 3500 SACKS OF MAIL ON TITANIC Worcester Telegram (ref: #3465, accessed 27th June 2017 08:57:01 AM) URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/3500-sacks-mail-titanic.html

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