Records of Count Carlo Zanardi Landi (1907-1929), Marine Superintendent of the Ocean Salvage Company Limited. Included in
the collection are handwritten letters; typed correspondence; photographs; telegrams; newspaper clippings; memorandums; bills
and invoices; a Dutch pamphlet regarding new diver apparatus, and blank hotel stationary. The correspondence is primarily
regarding steamship salvage business after World War I, including the management of crews, the purchase of ships and supplies,
and the status of salvage operations. Personal letters from Count Landi’s adopted children, Tonio and Elissa Landi, are also
The Admiralty was a British authority that oversaw the functions of the Royal Navy. During and after World War I, the British
Admiralty Salvage Section, as dictated by the Admiralty, was responsible for the salvaging of ships stranded at sea. Salvage
duties included refloating, towing, pumping, dredging and repairing damage to ships. Some ships suffered major damage from
torpedoes, while others only required to be patched, pumped or tugged to another location.
1 linear foot
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