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Name Official number Flag IMO
BUTE  52614     
Year built Date launched Date completed
1865  29/03/1865   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Westburn Yard  123 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
432 grt / 171 nrt / 219.4 ft  20.2 ft  8.4 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
side paddle, 2 cylinder oscillating steam engine, 140nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Wemyss Bay Railway & Steamboat Co.   Glasgow   
Other names
1867 PRINCESS ALICE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1867 The Waterman's Steam Packet Co, London and renamed PRINCESS ALICE
1870 Woolwich Steam Packet Co, London
1875 London Steamboat Co, London
 
Vessel history
1870 251g, 158net 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1878  Collision 03/09/1878 
Disposal Detail
3/9/1878 on an evening excursion near North Woolwich Pier she altered course into the path of SS Bywell Castle and was cut in two She sank in 4 minutes with the loss of over 650 lives, the worst Thames shipping disaster 
 

 



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