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General Slocum Disaster

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Date: 15 Jun 1904 [unknown]
Location: New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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General Slocum Disaster

The General Slocum (variously called SS General Slocum or PS General Slocum) was an excursion boat that caught fire and sank on the East River of New York City on June 15, 1904 with over 1,300 people on board.[1]

WikiTree Category: PS General Slocum Boat Disaster, New York, New York, 1904 contains profiles of some of the victims and survivors of this maritime disaster.


  1. Valerie Wingfield of the New York Public Library cited a figure of 1,358 passengers, plus crew, but most accounts indicate that there was no precise count of the passengers. According to Wingfield, only 321 passengers survived.

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Adele Wotherspoon
Adele Wotherspoon

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