Friends of the Andrea Doria Newsletter

Vol. 1 Issue 3 Monday, November 12, 2001

In Passing:

I received an email from the Lorenzo Gatto Ronchieri who is the grandson of Andrea Doria crewman Antonio Gatto Ronchieri who passed away a number of years ago. He sent some documents that he found that his grandfather had and I will review them and post them on the web site.


History Channel
20th Century with Mike Wallace-Great Rescues
Thursday, November 15
8:00 am 9:00 am

2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Relive four of the 20th century's great rescues: the 1956 rescue of over 1,600 passengers from the doomed Andrea Doria liner; the 1976 Israeli commando attack to free terrorist-held hostages in Entebbe; the daylight rescue of downed U.S.A.F. pilot Scott O'Grady in Bosnia; and the rescue of 18-month-old Jessica McClure from a well. TV PG


Deep Descent by Kevin F. McMurray. Published by Pocket Books.

Very fascinating book on diving the Andrea Doria. Kevin takes you along on his dive to the Andrea Doria and tells you about the difficulties on diving at the depth of the Andrea Doria. He also chronicles the previous dives to the ship by other divers, and the twelve that lost their lives in the attempt to conquer the Mount Everest of diving.


I was curious if you have an idea where I could find a copy of the video Andrea Doria - The Final Chapter?  I am sure you have heard of it.  The video was about the recover of the ship's safe.  Please let me know.

Thanks! Christopher R. Rolph Send you replies to

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