Andrea Doria

Rhode Island,North America

Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish freighter Stockholm at midnight 25.July 1956 outside Nantucket in heavy fog. She had 1706 passengers on board and 46 people perished under the collision. But due to good rescue work and help from several other ships, loss of more loss was prevented. It took eleven hours from the collision before she disappeared in the deep The accident was broadcasted in the media worldwide, and Andrea Doria became infamous this night and the weeks to come. The wreck of the Italian Lines flagship rest today on her starboard side on a depth of 55 to 75 meter southeast of Rhode Island, near the Nantucket lighthouse.


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Andrea Doria

213,8 x 27,5 x ? m
     
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29100 grt Ansaldo ( I ) 1951 Genoa ( I )

40°29.405' - 69°52.028' AWOIS
( Source : New Jersey Scuba Diving )



Picture: Andrea Doria
Originally from skovheim.org
Underwater Video
"Andrea Doria was an ocean liner for the Società di navigazione Italia in Genoa. Named after the 16th century Admiral Andrea Doria, she had a gross tonnage of 29,100 and a capacity of approx 1,200 passengers and 500 crew. For a country attempting to rebuild its economy and reputation after World War II, the Andrea Doria was an icon of national pride"