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Andrea Doria


Andrea Doria, Italian luxury liner that sank on July 26, 1956, following an inexplicable collision with the Stockholm, a Swedish liner, about 45 mi (72 km) south of Nantucket Island; 51 people died. In 1981 a salvage operation run by Peter Gimbel and his wife, Elga Andersen, raised the ship's safe; further work was abandoned because of dangerous conditions.

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