Monday, September 13, 2010

Andrea Doria

The SS Andrea Doria was the pride of the Italian Line. Launched in 1951, she and her sister were quite successful and by 1956 she had made almost 100 crossings. Off the US East Coast she ran into fog, wherein the confusion she was rammed by the SS Stockholm. She had a tendency to list when struck, especially with her fuel tanks low on fuel, like at the end of a voyage. And to make things worse,this time she had actually been pierced. She took a surprisingly long time to sink, finally going down 11 hours after the collision. The casualty list numbered 46.

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