Service remembers victims of ferry disaster

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Billy Ashe is pictured at the Princess Victoria Memorial in Larne with William McAllister who is the only living survivor of the of disaster, when he was 17 he was a galley boy on the ship
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Billy Ashe is pictured at the Princess Victoria Memorial in Larne with William McAllister who is the only living survivor of the of disaster, when he was 17 he was a galley boy on the ship

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Billy Ashe was accompanied by William McAllister at a service at the weekend marking the anniversary of the sinking of the MV Princess Victoria.

Mr McAllister – the only living survivor of the disaster which caused the loss of over 130 lives – was a 17-year-old galley boy aboard the ship when tragedy struck on January 31, 1953.

The men are pictured at the Princess Victoria Memorial in Larne.

For more about the disaster, click here.