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Memorial card to the victims of the Princess Alice disaster.
|Memorial card to the victims of the Princess Alice disaster.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2502|
|Description: On 3 September 1878, the passenger steamer 'Princess Alice' was involved in a collision off Woolwich with the steam collier 'Bywell Castle'. The collier struck the steamer just forward of the starboard paddlebox almost cutting her in two. She sank in less than four minutes and over 640 people were drowned making it the worst river disaster on record in Britain.|
|Date: 14 September 1878|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.|