Andreaversary Upcoming in a few days


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General inquiry into what's happening out in "our world" with regard to the sinking of the big ship. My last investigations told me that her starboard promenade has collapsed into the wreckage, and her steel hull is tearing in front of the starboard bridge wing, and along her stern. I haven't seen updates from divers of recent, but it would appear the "Doria", always a dangerous dive, is probably collapsed into a death trap like no other. I doubt it's even safe for those infected with China fever to enter.
There is a paradox to lost ships like the "Doria", or even "Titanic" and "Britannic". They survive in death as a tangible link with their service and eras, long after their healthy sisters are burned, torched and obliterated.
SO is anything new on the horizon from the "Doria" hobbyists this season?
 

Jim Hathaway

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This is via a Canadian Navy Egroup I belong to, I wanted to pass it on.

Worldwide Search Launched for Andrea Doria Survivors

NEW YORK, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Andrea Doria survivors reunion
committee is searching worldwide to find survivors of the Andrea Doria for
the 50th anniversary reunion to honor those lost at sea, the survivors, and
those who helped with the rescue. The Andrea Doria survivors reunion will be
held on July 23, 2006 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Long
Island, N.Y. For information on the reunion, survivors and their families
may contact the reunion committee via e-mail to [email protected].


July 25, 2006 will mark the 50th anniversary of the collision between the
T/N Andrea Doria and the MV Stockholm off the shores of Nantucket, Mass. Of
the 1,200 passengers and 500 employees on the Andrea Doria, 1,660
survived -- the greatest rescue at sea in history.


Most of the Andrea Doria survivors live across the U.S. and Europe, with the
greatest number in Europe residing in Italy. Announcements for the 50th
reunion have been mailed to approximately 250 known survivors and their
families. The reunion committee is seeking to locate other survivors to let
them know about the 50th reunion.


The reunion program includes a computer simulation of the Andrea Doria and
Stockholm collision, a presentation on the life and times of the Andrea
Doria luxury liner, tours of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Museum,
and dinner.


About the Andrea Doria


The Andrea Doria, an ocean liner for the Italian Line, left Genoa, Italy on
July 17, 1956 bound for New York City. On July 25, 1956 the Andrea Doria
collided with the Stockholm of the Swedish-American Line. Struck in its side
by the Stockholm, half of the Andrea Doria's lifeboats were unusable. Within
hours, the Andrea Doria sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, 45 miles
from Nantucket. Numerous books and articles have been written on the tragic
event.


Andrea Doria Reunion Committee


David A. Bright is president of Nautical Research Group, Inc.
(http://www.nauticalresearch.com/). Bright is the founder and a member of
the Andrea Doria survivors reunion committee and has established the Andrea
Doria Museum Project in Nantucket. Bright has made 120 dives to the Andrea
Doria. He has the most extensive private collection of Andrea Doria
memorabilia and is considered the foremost authority on this subject.


Source: Andrea Doria Reunion Committee

CONTACT: Loretta Day of Brookstone Associates, +1-301-590-1420,
[email protected], for Andrea Doria Reunion Committee
 

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