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  • Collision Course

  • The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm
  • By: Alvin Moscow
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

One of the largest, fastest, and most beautiful ships in the world, the Andrea Doria was en route to New York from Italy. Departing from the United States was the much smaller Stockholm. On the foggy night of July 25, 1956, 53 miles southeast of Nantucket, the Stockholm sliced through the Doria's steel hull. Within minutes, the sea was pouring into the Italian liner. Eleven hours later, she capsized and sank into the ocean.

Associated Press journalist Alvin Moscow recounts the heroic, rapid response of other ships - which averted a catastrophe of the same scale as that of the Titanic - and the official inquest. Moscow delivers a fact-filled, fascinating drama of how a supposedly unsinkable ship ended up at the bottom of the sea.

©2004 Alvin Moscow (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Thorough Account of the Tragedy

This was an interesting account of the tragic collision of the Andrea Doria luxury liner and the Stockholm. Author Moscow relates the events in a factual manner after having done a great deal of research. It is well written and a look into a bygone era. He spoke with many crewmembers and some passengers and the human stories are the most interesting part of the book. The aftermath is covered as well, the trial hearings and state of the wreck. A definitive account of this tragedy. Narration was documentary style.