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Tragedy unfolds - The Belgic 1911 voyage

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TSS Belgic - Arrived Fremantle 11 November 1911 - The Voyage

Dangerous SeasPart two of a tale on the voyage of the TSS Belgic, passengers travelling on board the ship experienced a bit of a rough trip.

The ship sailed from Liverpool on September 23, 1911 and arrived at Fremantle on 11-11-1911.

November 11 is a date which has much greater significance nowadays, but was also a significant date for the ships passengers those who arrived in 1911. There was 925 passengers on board bound for Fremantle with many others bound for Adelaide (252), Melbourne (203) and Sydney (168), 1,548 passengers in total.

The voyage was not without its drama...

The person who donated the original passenger Belgic list to WAGS is unrecorded, but they had obviously had some connection with the ship. The Belgic  passenger list spent a lonely time on the WAGS library bookshelf attracting little if any attention, until now...

The tragedy of the voyage is outlined in the second of our stories about the Belgic.

Part two of the Belgic story is now on the WAGS Blog, along with the passenger list in a searchable flip book.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 09:14

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