The Great Thames Disaster, by G Thurston

The Great Thames Disaster
by Gavin Thurston

In 1878 the paddle steamer Princess Alice, carrying day-trippers up river collided with the steamship Bywell Castle near Woolwich. Princess Alice sank in about 4 minutes with the loss of about 640 lives. The disaster shook the nation. The author presents a careful reconstruction of the disaster and subsequent enquiries.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Dust jacket with rubbed edges especially at top and bottom of back of spine.

Ex library copy. Library stamp on front endpaper and reverse of half title page. Remains of a sticker top right corner of front endpaper.
Black and white illustrations and photos.

173 pages
150 mm x 222 mm (approx. 6 in x 9 in)
1965, George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London


1 in stock

Additional information

Weight .9 kg
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 4 cm