Andrea Doria - On 25 July 1956, while she was approaching the coast of Nantucket, MA, bound for New York City, the eastbound MS Stockholm of the Swedish American Line collided with it. This would become one of history's most infamous maritime disasters. Struck in the side, the top-heavy Andrea Doria immediately started to list severely to starboard, which left half of its lifeboats unusable.
Andrea Doria, became the 1st passenger ship to sink on television. SS Andrea Doria, pronounced AN-dre-a DOHR-ee-a, was an ocean liner for the Italian Line home ported in Genoa, Italy, most famous for her sinking in 1956, when 52 people were killed. Launched: June 16, 1951. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBz7cSxZzOA