Friends of the Andrea Doria Newsletter
Vol. 2 Issue 2 Sunday, December 21st, 2003
I am very happy to say that due to your support, the web site will remain online for years to come. Major funding for the site was provided by Nautical Research Group Inc. email@example.com You can visit their website at www.nauticalresearch.com The rest of the funding came from visitors like you.
Thank you all for "Keeping The Memory Alive".
From Italy, Danilo Renzetti wrote about his grandfather Carlo Bussi. Carlo was the radio operator on the Andrea Doria that sent the SOS. Carlo passed away in 1992, he was 87 years old.
Also from Italy, another survivor has been located. Giacomo Romano was 20 years old when he made the voyage to find work in the US. His son says his father still clearly remembers the events of that night.
The Vastano family are survivors and Tina has contacted me
to let us know that she and her mother live in the US, her brother in Italy, and
her father passed away years ago. On December 13th her mother celebrated her
Dr. Frank Vicini is one of the youngest survivors of the Andrea Doria, his mother was 6 months pregnant at the time. His mother Maria was also traveling with his 3 year old sister Marina. They are all living in the US.
I hope you were all able to see the History Channel program, Deep Sea Detectives: The Andrea Doria: Tragedy at Sea that aired earlier this month. I thought it was pretty good with some actual footage of the ship and some survivor interviews. You can purchase a copy of the tape from the History Channel Website at www.historychannel.com for $24.95 Item Number: AAE-43918.
I was able to locate two audio interviews done by the Italian Radio RAI. Both interviews are in Italian and one interview is of families in NY waiting for the Andrea Doria to arrive, You can listen to it in the The Wait section of the web site. The other interview was of a survivor on the Ile de France and you can listen to it in the NY Arrival section of the web site.
(Editors Note): Anybody out there have the article? The NY Public Library on 5th Ave should have it on microfilm.
Just found your site and can't tell you how great it is to have found it. I happen to peruse the older emails and someone is looking for the video from Pete Gimble's "Final Chapter". I'm sure I'm about 2yrs late but I have a copy and would be glad to copy it for anyone who wants it for the cost of the tape and shipping. Thanks again
I am interested in obtaining copies of movies of the Andrea Doria some of the titles I am aware of are;
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