It was daybreak, and many survivors found their way to the rail, where they stood mesmerized by the sight of the foundering Andrea Doria.
6:10 am ??? to Coast Guard: ANDREA DORIA LISTING HEAVILY. THE MAIN DECKLINE IS AT THE WATER.
Gradually it became light and the beautiful Andrea Doria lay on its side.
6:47 am Stockholm to Coast Guard: NO RADIO CONTACT WITH ANDREA DORIA.
7:18 am Cape Ann to Coast Guard: THEY ARE ALL OFF AND COUNT IS DIFFICULT. TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED. BRUISES AND SHOCK PLENTIFUL BUT TWO DOCTORS IN ATTENDANCE. USED ALL LIFEBOATS. VERY PROUD OF CONDUCT OF OFFICERS AND CREW. E.T.A. AMBROSE 1700 (5PM). COUNT 168 SURVIVORS. AM MAKING BEST POSSIBLE SPEED.
7:30 am Cape Ann to United Fruit: OUR COUNT IS 168 SURVIVORS. THEY ARE ALL OVER AND IT IS DIFFICULT. TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED. BRUISES AND SHOCK PLENTIFUL BUT TWO DOCTORS IN ATTENDANCE. RELEASED BY COAST GUARD AND PROCEEDING AT BEST SPEED. USED ALL LIFEBOATS.
7:40 am Pvt. William H. Thomas to Coast Guard: NO COMMUNICATION WITH ANDREA DORIA. HAS 45 DEGREE STARBOARD LIST. LARGE GASH BELOW STANDARD WING BRIDGE. LIST INCREASING. SEAWORTHINESS NIL. LAST REPORT CAPTAIN AND ELEVEN CREW STILL ON BOARD, NO PASSENGERS.
The end was near, it was time for the remaining members of the crew to leave the mortally wounded ship.
Among the remaining officers was Second Radio Operator, Officer Umberto Ciarlatani.
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