Discover untold stories through the letters and objects on board the SS Gairsoppa, a merchant steam ship that sank over 75 years ago.
On 14 February 1941 the SS Gairsoppa, a British India Steam Navigation Company cargo ship, was nearing the end of its journey from India back to Britain. It carried important war supplies.
In worsening weather and low on coal, the Gairsoppa dropped behind the safety of its convoy in a notorious danger zone.
In 2011 American deep-sea exploration pioneers Odyssey Marine Exploration found the long-lost wreck of the ship.
Original underwater photos and footage by Odyssey Marine Exploration.
Black and white photo of the SS Gairsoppa, credit to Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte, Stuttgart.
Object photography, The Postal Museum.
Exhibition supported by:
The Wreck & Crash Mail Society
Dr Steve Berlin
V&A Purchase Fund