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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

"Two maritime disasters which involved large loss of life occurred in British waters in 1878. One was about the now-forgotten disaster on the Thames in September 1878 when the excursion paddle steamer Princess Alice was sunk in a collision with the loss of some 640 lives (about which a blog will appear soon) and the other was the sinking of the German ironclad Grosser Kurfürst in a collision in the English Channel, taking with her some 270 of her crew…"
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138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

The Dawlish Chronicles are always worth a read. Thnk you my dear cousin.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my dear cousin!. (smile)


Bob the Temple Builder12 Jul 2018 11:52 a.m. PST

I'd disagree about the Princess Alice disaster being forgotten. In South East London there are several memorials to those who died as well as a local pub names after the ship.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 10:43 a.m. PST



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