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SS Princess Alice (launched 1865)

Information about passenger paddle steamer SS Princess Alice

SS Princess Alice (1865) (formerly PS Bute) was a passenger paddle steamer. She was built by Caird & Company in Greenock and was launched on 29th March 1865.

She was sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle off Tripcock Point on a return moonlit trip from Gravesend to London Bridge on 3rd September 1878 with the loss of over 650 lives, the greatest loss of life in any Thames shipping disaster.

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