Atlantic, like all oceans, is trackless and free, a no-man's body of water beset by storms
and ice in the winter and storms and fog in the summer. This mighty ocean has been made
safe for travel by the genius of man. Yet in his frailty man must take care, for despite
all the electronic wonders devised through the years of scientific progress, periodically
the sea take its toll.
Alvin Moscow-Collision Course
It was Wednesday, July 25th 1956. At 11:10pm on a dark and foggy
night, two great ocean liners, T/N Andrea Doria and MV Stockholm,
collided near Nantucket, Massachusetts. I was there, I am a survivor........
Welcome to the Andrea Doria Web Site
My name is Anthony Grillo and I was three years old when my mother
dropped me from the side of the Andrea Doria and I landed in a blanket on a
waiting lifeboat. Over the years I would look at the scrapbook of pictures and read
and re-read Alvin Moscow's book, Collision Course. My mother and I would mark the
anniversary of the sinking by remembering the day it happened.
A web site was
needed to keep the Andrea Doria alive. Stay awhile and follow the stories and
pictures of sinking of the Andrea Doria and the Greatest Sea Rescue in history.
What's New: A
listing of new information that has been added to the web site in the last
Ships: Information about the ships involved in the collision and rescue.
Background information on the captains and other officers involved in the
collision and rescue.
Souls: Lists of passengers and crew and other personnel that were
involved in the collision and rescue.
The chronological events that start with the Andrea Doria leaving
Genoa. This section is under construction and new information is constantly
being added as new information arrives.
Plans: Deck by deck diagram of the ship including passenger cabin
Two days after the sinking the first scuba divers explored the Andrea
Doria. Other diving information will be available here.
Various items that survivors kept or divers found from the Andrea Doria.
Newspaper accounts and personal recollections from the survivors themselves
may be found here.
Reunion: Information on future survivor reunions along with information
on past reunions.
the Web: Links to other web sites that have information related to ocean
From books to building models, information about the Andrea Doria
will be found here.
Store: Please visit our online store for Andrea Doria merchandise. All
proceeds support the operation of this web site.
Information on books, videos and magazines on the Andrea Doria