Flashback in history: Ro-Ro Princess Victoria sinking, claiming 133 lives, 31 Jan 1953 (Video)

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princess_victoria ferryMV 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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