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Andrea Doria Sinks – 26 July 1956

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Sixty years ago today, the Andrea Doria — a 701 foot long ocean liner operated by the Italian Line — sank some eleven hours following a collision with the Swedish Lines’ S.S. Stockholm in heavy fog off the coast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Forty-six people died in the disaster.  The ship capsized and took her final plunge at 10:09 local time the morning of 26 July 1956.

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