What was the name of the SS Andrea Doria?

What was the name of the SS Andrea Doria?

SS Andrea Doria. SS Andrea Doria, pronounced [anˈdrɛːa ˈdɔːrja], was an ocean liner for the Italian Line (Società di navigazione Italia) home-ported in Genoa, Italy, most famous for her sinking in 1956, when 46 people died.

What really happened to the Andrea Doria?

After all, her designers had learned the lessons from the Titanic disaster. But on a calm summer day in peacetime, she sank 60 nautical miles southeast of the Nantucket coast in the most shocking maritime disaster since the great ship went down 44 years earlier. The Andrea Doria in 1955.

What was the capacity of Andrea Doria?

Named after the 16th-century Genoese admiral Andrea Doria, the ship had a gross register tonnage of 29,100 and a capacity of about 1,200 passengers and 500 crew. For a country attempting to rebuild its economy and reputation after World War II, Andrea Doria was an icon of Italian national pride.

Is the wreck of Andrea Doria really like Mount Everest?

The comparison to Mt. Everest originated after a July 1983 dive on Andrea Doria by Capt. Alvin Golden during a CBS News-televised interview of the divers following their return from a dive expedition to the wreck aboard the R/V Wahoo. The depth, water temperature, and currents combine to put the wreck beyond the scope of recreational diving.

Who wrote the song Andrea Doria?

An oil painting, The Andrea Doria in Genoa Harbor by Michael E. Von Drak, commissioned June 1986 by Bruno P. Pella for his Ristorante Grifone, San Francisco, California. In 1969 Polish rock band Niebiesko-Czarni with singer Wojciech Korda recorded the song “Andrea Doria”

Why is the Andrea Doria so noisy?

Divers call Andrea Doria a “noisy” wreck, as it emits various noises due to continual deterioration and the currents’ moving broken metal around inside the hull. However, due to this decay, new access areas are constantly opening up for future divers on the ever-changing wreck.

What year did the Andrea Doria crash?

^ 1956, July 25– The ocean liner Andrea Doria collides with a Swedish liner off Nantucket. Forty-six passengers die, including Camille Cianfarra, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Times. Archived 20 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine, New York Times Timeline 1941–1970