Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Forgotten disaster

The sheer horror of the Princess Victoria ferry sinking 60 years ago is little realised today. Every woman and child on board died and the total death toll was 133, the greatest number ever to perish in UK waters during peacetime.

While there are annual commemorations in Larne and Donaghadee, it is a tragedy which continues to bypass the consciousness of the rest of the province. This year is a fitting time for remembrance services to be held in the main Protestant and Catholic Cathedrals which would heighten the profile of the anniversary and bring a fitting solemnity to the occasion.

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