The ship in the background right on the photo is the BELGIQUE. The date given by the archive is 30-31 December 1899, but that cannot be correct: The vessel sank on 10th November 1899 with the loss of 18 lives. More about this casualty and details of the ship here: http://shippingandshipbuilding.uk/v
This ship was built by Cockerill with the intention to supervise on the Schelde at Antwerp.
She had a total lenght of 48 m and 6.50 m width. The 1130 HP engine could reach a speed of 15 knots.
In January 1865 the Belgique offered help to the ferry Samphire from the Dover-Calais route as she had a