Who will survive the most catastrophic collision ever between two ocean liners? On July 25, , after nine days of blissful travel, passengers on the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria are hurled into a struggle for survival. As the murky fog lifts on the black Atlantic, the sea becomes a mirror in which passengers stare at death in the face. Everybody, wait your turn! Written by a survivor of the catastrophic Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision, the novel is an up close and personal anatomy of a shipwreck on the Atlantic Ocean on July 25, Life on board the safest and most beautiful passenger liner after World War II opens new portholes to the world for passengers of every age and background.
There is also a mysterious and fearful elderly passenger on board. Through him, all the characters intersect at the finale, in a most miraculous way. The voyage itself sets the foundation for surviving insurmountable odds during the collision and rescue operations. Premonitions, excerpts from Moby Dick , discussions on the Titanic , and a terrible sea storm, prepare the reader for the inevitable.
Her female perspective helps mold a heartily compelling tale A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner. Yet, through 9-year-old Piera and her grandparents we relive a story of courage and survival. Alive on the Andrea Doria!
The Greatest Sea Rescue in History. On July 25, , the catastrophic ramming of the Stockholm into Italy's crown jewel, the luxury liner Andrea Doria, sent shock waves around the world. IIn addition to vivid survivor recollections, the author methodically resolves a cold case and presents an irrefutable legal defense on behalf of those who had been unjustly accused. Times journalist and deep-sea diver. Please come back to this Shipwreck web log often throughout the year for new information regarding the Andrea Doria.
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Simpson, the wreck of the Costa Concordia brought back memories of one of the most famous disasters in maritime history, an accident that she survived as a 9-year-old girl: The collision on July 25, , that left the Italian ship Andrea Doria, bound for New York City, listing in the Atlantic after being struck by a Swedish ocean liner, the Stockholm. Andrea is a given name common in many parts of the world. One of the watertight doors to the engine room may have been missing, though this issue was later determined to be moot. After the ships had separated, as Stockholm crew members were beginning to survey the damage, a miraculous discovery was made. Forty-six passengers die, including Camille Cianfarra, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Times.
It was to assume that other vessels would act prudently. I bet he never made that mistake again! Shipwrecks - Time Capsules of Human Civilization. Corporate Profile. About This Site My Information. Contact Us Email me. Titanic Shipwreck Photographic Series In the course of this ten-part Titanic Photometric Series, we have explored the entire length of the Titanic from bow to stern giving you selected highlights of this beautiful shipwreck.
This will bring you to our educational page where all this valuable information can be viewed and downloaded for personal use only. Many thanks for taking this exciting adventure with Nautical Research Group and making this web log the most viewed shipwreck informational blog on the Internet. Books about our Shipwreck Expeditions. Here is a quick synopsis of my highly controversial answer: There were many small errors made by both ships, the Italian liner Andrea Doria and the Swedish-American liner Stockholm , that contributed to the collision.