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The Collision between MS Stockholm and Andrea Doria
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The Disaster

The tragic collision between the Stockholm and the Italian liner Andrea Doria occured on July 25, 1956, at 2300 hrs, east of Nantucket, about 200 miles from New York. The Andrea Doria and, with her, 46 of her passengers, went to the bottom of the sea 10 hours after the collision. Five crew members were killed on the Stockholm.

On November 5, the Stockholm was ready for operations after having been repaired at Bethlehem Steel, and was back in service on December 8, 1956.Curt Dawe served as Chief Purser on the Stockholm at the time of the collision. Many books and newspaper articles have been written about the collision. Here, we choose to let the documents tell their own story.

Read more about MS Stockholm here.

There is an extensive recount of the accident on Henrik Ljungström's and Daniel Othfors' excellent website The Great Ocean Liners. Look up the Andrea Doria, and don't miss the appendix at the end of the page.

Also see :
Andrea Doria - Tragedy at sea
The collision from the viewpoint of a crew member on the Stockholm http://www.oceanliner.org/johnson.htm
Radio News http://www.otr.com/andrea.html

The documents have been donated to Sjöfartsmuseet, The Maritime Museum in Gothenburg.

during the collision 569 elis österberg was killed stop following
missing 327 evert svensson 331 kenneth jonasson 333 sune
steen stop seriously injured 342 vilhelm gustavsson 1301 lars
falk 557 alf johansson 558 arne smedberg who have been brought ashore
by helicopter stop heading toward new york escorted by two
coast guard cutters at present five knots speed
Curt Dawe Collection

Curt Dawe kept a large collection of newspapers covering the accident.

The Chief Purser's Report
Translation to be posted

Intendentens Rapport
Klicka på bilderna för att förstora

Sid 1

Sid 2

Flickan som hittades på fördäck, nämnd i Dawes rapport, var
14-åriga Linda Morgan. Hon låg och sov i sin hytt på Andrea Doria
när olyckan inträffade, och kastades över till Stockholm.
Hon kom att kallas Mirakelflickan.

Water damaged telephone listing from Andrea Doria.
Unfortunately no passenger names were printed, only cabin/telephone numbers.
Curt Dawe Collection

SAL office memo

Letter to passengers

Statement of crew


More documents from the collision >>

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