ISBN: 978 1 904242 01 7
Publisher: Colourpoint Books
Publication Date: 01/01/2004
Illustration: 180 b&w
Death in the North Channel
The Loss of the Princess Victoria in January 1953
By Stephen Cameron
The sinking of the Princess Victoria on 31 January 1953, with the loss of 135 lives, is still the worst maritime disaster in the waters off the British Isles.
In this detailed and sensitive account, Stephen Cameron painstakingly recounts how the tragedy unfolded, from the construction of the vessel to the final heart-rending search for survivors after that vessel was no more. The author also poses the question which for 50 years has haunted the survivors and the relatives and friends of those who were lost: Was this a tragedy that could have been avoided?
Contains details and photographs of most passengers, plus a transcript of the distress calls and lifeboat communications.