On this day: the SS Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm in 1956

The SS Andrea Doria sinking after being struck by the SS Stockholm in 1956. Half of the ship's lifeboats are still onboard, a result of the severe list that developed after the ship was struck.Andrea_Doria_USCG_1

The Andrea Doria shortly before sinking.

On the 25th of July, 1956, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog, just south of Nantucket Island. The accident killed fifty-one. Though the bigger of the two, the Andrea Doria would go on to capsize and sink, while the heavily damaged Stockholm managed to sail to New York.

Andrea Doria July 26, 1956. Taken from the Navy transport William H. Thomas.

The Andrea Doria the dawn after the collision.

The ''MS Stockholm'' following the collision with the SS ''Andrea Doria'' in 1956.

The Stockholm damaged after the crash.