Fair winds and following seas to the Andrea Doria, 1953-1956

July 25, 2106 – A sad day in ocean liner history, as it is the 60th anniversary of the Stockholm colliding with the Italian Lines elegantly beautiful Andrea Doria. The result was that the Doria capsized and sank some 11 hours later, with the loss of 46 souls. Rescue operations resulted in the survival of 1660 passengers and crew. While not quite making my top ten, she is still very much a favorite of mine. There’s just something about those mid-century Italian ships! Here, from the brochure that introduced her into service in 1953, are some charming illustrations of her interiors from my personal collection.

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