Today in History
July 25, 1956
Collision at Sea
En route from Genoa, Italy, to New York City on a foggy July night, Italy's postwar pride, the passenger liner SS Andrea Doria, collides with the eastbound liner MS Stockholm off Nantucket, Massachusetts, and sinks, killing 46 Andrea Doria passengers and 5 crew members from the Stockholm. Later investigations determine the accident is a result of faulty radar signals and poor ballast. Legal claims against the two shipping firms, who established a joint legal fund, eventually exceed $40 million.
Today's Feature History Article
In a new book on the 1915 sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania, historian Diana Preston presents fresh findings about the atrocity and draws on recently discovered interviews with survivors to bring the terrible human drama to life
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