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PS Princess Alice (ex - Bute)
Built in 1865 by Caird & Co
Engines : 2 cylinder oscillating, 44 in x 45 in. 2 haystack boilers
Dimensions : 219.4 ft x 20.2 ft

Built as PS Bute for the failed Wemyss Bay company which provided steamer connections to a new railhead in the 1865 season
Sold for service on the Thames in 1866 by the Watermans Company, eventually becoming part of the London Steamboat Co
Renamed Princess Alice
Had a successful career on the Thames excursion trade from London until sinking with the loss of almost 700 lives on 3/9/1878, Britain's worst paddle steamer tragedy

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