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The Princess Alice Disaster

By Joan Lock

ISBN: 9780709095415
PUBLISHED: 28/06/2013
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 216x138 mm

The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier, Bywell Castle, in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain's worst-ever inland waterway accident. Around 650 passengers and crew died. Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept.

Joan Lock describes vividly the lead up to the accident, the disaster itself and its aftermath. She then delves into the quarrels that the tragedy devolved into, as each side blamed the other during the extended inquiries to discover just how the accident happened and why so many people drowned.

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