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London Steamboat Co

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1878 The company's paddlesteamer, Princess Alice, was sunk as a result of collision whilst returning from Sheerness; over 500 people lost their lives.

1884 The company was reconstructed; the boats it operated on the Thames, largely without competition, were up to 30 years old and were overdue for replacement[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1884/02/15