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Andrea Doria

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Italian Ocean liner Andrea Doria was worldwide known as the Grand Dame of the Sea.
The profile diagram of Andrea Doria.
Andrea Doria's Captain Piero Calamai.
Artwork for Andrea Doria.
Artwork for Andrea Doria.
Above and below: Andrea Doria on sailing.
Andrea Doria sails towards the Pier 84, in New York.
In a scene of Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), Terry Malloy (played by Marlon Brando) watches Andrea Doria as it descends the Hudson River.
Andrea Doria at anchor.
The enclosed promenade.
The First Class Hallway.
The First Class Lounge, conceived by Italian architects Giò Ponti and Nino Zoncada, with the Salvatore Fiume's painting Le Leggende d'Italia (The legends of Italy; oil on canvas, mt. 48x3).
In the centre of the picture: the armchairs 593, designed by Giò Ponti and produced by Cassina.
Salvatore Fiume's preliminary study for Le Leggende d'Italia (oil on paper).
The First Class Lounge.
The First Class Lounge.
In the Firts Class Lounge, there was also the bronze statue of Admiral Andrea Doria by Italian sculptor Giovanni Paganin.
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Agnolo Bronzino, Ritratto dell'Ammiraglio Andrea Doria come Nettuno (Portrait of Admiral Andrea Doria as Neptune), circa
1540-1550, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

Andrea Doria was an Ocean liner for Società
di Navigazione Italia
(with the commercial name Italian Line) home ported in Genoa, Italy.
Its name was after 16th Century Admiral Andrea Doria (or D'Oria), from Genoa.

Andrea Doria's vital statistics:
gross tonnage, 29,100 tons;
dimension, mt. 213.80x27.5 (ft. 701x90);
number of masts, 1;
number of funnels, 1;
builder, Ansaldo (Sestri Ponente);
construction, steel;
propulsion, twin screw;
engines, Parson Geared Turbines;
service speed, 23 knots (max 26.5);
launched, 16th June 1951;
maiden voyage, 14th January 1953;
passenger accomodation, First Class 218,
Cabin Class 320, Tourist Class 703 ( total 1241);
crew, 580.


Giò Ponti

Salvatore Fiume with Maria Callas on the
stage of Teatro Alla Scala in Milan in 1955.

Referred to Andrea Doria, the expression Ocean-going gallery was also used. The interiors were conceived by eminent Italian architects, such as Giò Ponti, Nino Zoncada, Giulio Minoletti and Gustavo Pulitzer Finali.
The ship was adorned with original artworks
by Italian modern artists, such as Salvatore Fiume, Mario Sironi, Massimo Campigli,
Giovanni Paganin, Piero Zuffi, Edina Altara
and Dino Predonzani.


Cover of popular Italian weekly magazine La Domenica del Corriere (5th August 1956).

On 25th July 1956, at 11:10pm, Andrea Doria collided with Swedish American Line's icebreaker Stockholm in the North Atlantic Ocean, off Nantucket (Mass.), at 40°30'N 69°53'W.
Andrea Doria sank on 26th July 1956, at 10:09am.
On its last voyage, Andrea Doria hosted 1706 people (passengers and crew); the death
toll of the accident was of 46 people.

See also:

Rome's E42

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