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Andrea Doria, and Ile De France

Andrea Doria, and Ile De France

Although the view is a bit hazy due to a still persistent fog, the Andrea Doria is seen on 26 July, 1956, at around 8:00 in the morning after being rammed the previous night by the Swedish liner Stockholm. The picture was taken from an outbound and unidentified ship that was passing through the are

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Not exactly an unidentified passing ship; this famous photo was taken from the CAPE ANN, one of the rescue ships on the scene. The time is 6:30am, and ILE DE FRANCE has just begun moving from the scene to speed back to New York. The PRIVATE WILLIAM H. THOMAS can be seen at left, in the far background.

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Hi Rich, I thought about the Cape Ann too when I first saw this picture, but the caption still refers to it as an unidentified passing ship. If the time is indeed 6:30, then the Andrea Doria's Captain and many of her crew would still be onboard.

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Captain Calamai and his officers left the DORIA in Boat 11 at 5:35am, although it was mistakenly reported two hours later from another ship that they were still on board. Re-reading the reports, it seems that the ILE began to leave the scene at 6:15am.

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