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Andrea Doria

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Andrea Doria
crossing the Atlantic
(Author's collection)

 Andrea Doria
sinking off Nantucket
(Life magazine)

The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Andrea Doria
Other Names  
Vessel Type Passenger Steamer
Owner Italian Line
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 697' / 90'  /
Tonnage 29,100
Hull Construction Steel
Propulsion Diesel / Screw
Built 1952 at Genoa, Italy
Date of Loss July 26, 1956
Reason for Loss Rammed by Swedish steamer Stockholm.
Fatalities 52
Location 50 miles south of Nantucket, MA
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 40-29-30N / 69-50-36W
Coordinates (Loran C) 25147.7 / 43480.7
Water Depth (feet) 235'
Typical Visibility (feet) 25'
Wreck Condition Intact and lying on starboard side
Diving Considerations A deep and dangerous dive
Other Information For a virtual artifact fix, check out the Doria artifact galleries at njscuba.net.
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