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1900. The SS Bywell Castle and Princess Alice in collision.

1865 Built by Caird of Greenock, for service as a passenger boat on the Clyde.

Then sold to the London Steamboat Co, after which she was considerably modified to increase her capacity for passengers.

1878 Sunk as a result of collision with the SS Bywell Castle whilst returning from Sheerness; over 500 people lost their lives. She was not rated at Lloyds.

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