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Name Official number Flag IMO
BUTE  52614  GBR   
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
2cyl oscillating 44",44"x45" 140nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Wemyss Bay Railway & Steamboat Co.   Glasgow  06/07/1865 
Other names
1867 PRINCESS ALICE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1867 The Waterman's Steam Packet Co, London
1870 Woolwich Steam Packet Co, London - reg London
1875 London Steamboat Co, London
 
Vessel history
1870 251grt 158nrt 
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 steamship 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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