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Surviving passengers of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria line the rail of the Swedish-American liner Stockholm as she pulls into North River Pier in New York, July 27, 1956. The Stockholm suffered a smashed bow after colliding with the Andrea Doria July 25.

Surviving passengers of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria line the rail of the Swedish-American liner Stockholm as she pulls into North River Pier in New York, July The Stockholm suffered a smashed bow after colliding with the Andrea Doria July

The Ile de France, image tentatively dated 1948, in the midst of an ambitious wet-dock conversion back to a passenger vessel following War duties as a troop transport. Soon, the Ile will be restored as the flagship of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Note the now-salvaged Liberté – the former Europa of North German Lloyd – to the far right of the image, herself two years out from becoming the de factor flagship of the Line. Image courtesy the Private Collection of John Cunard-Shutter.

The Ile de France, image tentatively dated in the midst of an ambitious…

Passengers on the decks of the Raffaello transatlantic liner greeting before sailing to New York. Genoa, 6th December 1965

Passengers on the decks of the Raffaello transatlantic liner greeting before sailing to New York.

Italian Line CONTE DI SAVOIA departs New York October 5, 1935 via Todd Neitring

Italian Line CONTE DI SAVOIA departs New York October 5, 1935 via Todd Neitring

A lifeboat of passengers is alongside a rescue vessel as the liner Andrea Doria sinks in the background on July 26, 1956. The Italian liner collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm off Nantucket Island, Ma., last night. The reflection in center is halation from the plane window through which this photograph was taken.

Images: Sinking of the Andrea Doria

A lifeboat of passengers is alongside a rescue vessel as the liner Andrea Doria sinks in the background on July 26, 1956. The Italian liner collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm off Nantucket Island, Ma., last night. The reflection in center is halation from the plane window through which this photograph was taken.

The First Class Grand Hall of the Ile de France, flagship of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique/The French Line. 1927. Image courtesy the private collection of John Cunard-Shutter.

The First Class Grand Hall of the Ile de France, flagship of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique/The French Line. Image courtesy the private collection of John Cunard-Shutter.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee look down on the damaged bow of the ocean liner Stockholm at the Brooklyn, N.Y., shipyard where the Swedish-American liner is undergoing repairs, Aug. 1, 1956.

Images: Sinking of the Andrea Doria

House of Representatives Subcommittee look down on the damaged bow of the ocean liner Stockholm at the Brooklyn, N., shipyard where the Swedish-American liner is undergoing repairs, Aug.

The Sinking of the Andrea Doria - On July 25, 1956, approaching the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, bound for NY City; Andrea Doria collided with the east-bound MS Stockholm of the Swedish American Line in what became one of history's most infamous maritime disasters. Struck in the side, the top-heavy Andrea Doria immediately started to list severely to starboard, which left half of her lifeboats unusable. 1660 passengers and crew were rescued and survived, while 46 people died.

The Sinking of the Andrea Doria

Launch of Dollar Line PRESIDENT COOLIDGE at Newport News, February 31, 1931 via Todd Neitring

Launch of Dollar Line PRESIDENT COOLIDGE at Newport News, February 31, 1931 via Todd Neitring

Lusitania's bow

RMS Lusitania Leaves New York City on its Fateful Last Voyage, May 1915 One hundred years ago, in the midst of the First World War, the RMS Lusitania left New York for Liverpool, England with.

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria, her unused lifeboats breaking away from their davits, rolls over and sinks 45 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., in this July 26, 1956 file photo. The passengers and crew were rescued after the ship collided with the Swedish-American liner Stockholm July 25. The Andrea Doria has been a beacon for treasure hunters and adventure seekers almost since the day it sank 50 years ago. Decades later, the grand ship still offers the lure of history, artifacts and…

Images: Sinking of the Andrea Doria

The Italian luxury rolls over and sinks 45 miles south of Nantucket, Mass.

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