MV Princess Victoria was one of the earliest roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferries.
Built in 1947, she operated from Stranraer to Larne. During a severe European windstorm on 31 January 1953, she sank in the North Channel with the loss of 133 lives.
This was then the deadliest maritime disaster in United Kingdom waters since World War II.
Watch below video documentary:
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I remember this terrible event well, I was at school. My father was a chief engineer home on leave, and he was devastated by the news, we all listened to the radio to know what was happening. Never forgotten.