by William H. Miller Jr.
Andrea Doria was one of the most famous ships of the twentieth century––graceful, fast and luxuriously outfitted. Embodying the Italian tradition of sophisticated style and luxury at sea, the ship was a floating art gallery, displaying an extraordinary array of original art work. On July 26, 1956, only three years after her inaugural voyage, the popular liner was assured of an immortal place in maritime history after colliding with the Stockholm off the New England coast. In this authoritative, profusely illustrated archive of nearly two hundred rare photographs providing views of spacious lounges, elegant stateroms, the ship in port and depictions of her glorious twin, Cristoforo Colombo, as well as Roma, Rex, Conte de Savoia and other fleetmates, tribute is paid to these magnificent ships by the author’s text and extensive captions providing data on tonnage, size, speed and vital statistics. This is a book to delight maritime historians and ship lovers alike with a grand collection of photographs that will appeal to anyone thrilled by the mystique of transatlantic travel. Softcover. 183 B&W photographs, size 8 7/8 X 11 3/4, 118 pages.