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The Princess Alice disaster: bringing the dead ashore at North Woolwich Pier.

The Princess Alice disaster: bringing the dead ashore at North Woolwich Pier.
The Princess Alice disaster: bringing the dead ashore at North Woolwich Pier.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2519
Description: The 'Princess Alice' was due to stop at North Woolwich Pier after returning from Gravesend. Having passed Tripcock Point, she was run down by the collier 'Bywell Castle'. An estimated 640 people died. Instead of greeting their friends or relatives, those waiting at the pier faced the ghastly ordeal of seeing the bodies being brought in.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 1878
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.
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