Top 6 Maritime Disasters That Weren’t The Titanic

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6. SS Andrea Doria

Our final maritime disaster involves an Italian ocean liner called the SS Andrea Doria. Named after the 16th-century Genoese admiral and home-ported in Genoa, the ship was part of the Italia di Navigazione S.p.A., a passenger shipping line that operated regular transatlantic services between Italy and the United States, and Italy and South America.

On 25 July 1956, while she was approaching the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in the United States (she was bound for New York City) and through heavy fog,  the eastbound Stockholm of the Swedish American Line crashed into the side of her below the waterline, ripping open five of her fuel tanks and causing them to fill with thousands of tons of seawater. Of the 1,706 passengers and crew, 1,660 were rescued, while 46 lost their lives.

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  1. Stephen LeRoy Patrick

    You left out the Wilhelm Gostloff which was sunk in 1945 by a Soviet Submarine during the closing months of World War Two. The German Passenger Liner was overloaded with German civilians and wounded Soldiers fleeing the oncoming Red Army. The death toll has been estimated between 6000 and 10,000 making it the greatest Maritime disaster.

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