THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS
July 25/26, 1956: Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing...
On the evening of July 25, 1956 off the fogbound coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria was struck mid-ship by the bow of the Swedish ship Stockholm. 52 lives were lost in the disaster. Among the survivors were actresses Ruth Roman and Betsy Drake (third wife of Cary Grant), songwriter Jerry Lieber and 'miracle girl' Linda Morgan, daughter of newscaster Edward P. Morgan, who was scooped from the Doria and found in the wrecked bow of the Stockholm.
Images: Sinking of the Andrea Doria
Images of the sinking of the 29,000-ton Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria. Richard Wojcik, a Chicago-area priest and survivor of the infamous maritime disaster, has died. The Andrea Doria was struck by the Swedish-American vessel Stockholm off Nantucket Island, Ma., July 25, 1956. The surviving passengers and crew were rescued before the ship sank in the Atlantic. The steamship measures 697 feet in length and was built in 1953.