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Port Fact: Princess Alice Disaster
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'What was London's worst peace-time disaster?'

Answer:

The 'Princess Alice' disaster on 3 September 1878.

The forward part of the Princess Alice brought up on the south side of the Thames.
The forward part of the Princess Alice brought up on the south side of the Thames.

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Repro ID: H2509
Title: The forward part of the Princess Alice brought up on the south side of the Thames.
Description: The forward part of the 'Princess Alice' brought up on the south side of the Thames. The figures on board are removing bodies from the wreck.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 1878
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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