Deck Plans: ANDREA DORIA
Deck Plan and Passenger Accommodation
One of the most famous ships of the twentieth century, Andrea Doria, and her tragic sinking on a July morning in 1956, has assured for her an immortal place in maritime history. She was one of the most important transatlantic luxury liners of the post-World War II era and certainly the most noteworthy Italian liner of the 1950s. Launched on June 16, 1951, she was a great symbol not only to Italian marine designers, shipbuilders and seamen, but also to the nation itself.
She surpassed 25 knots during her trials and a service speed of 23, she would be the fastest liner sailing in and out of the Mediterranean. Her maiden voyage from Genoa to New York was on January 14, 1953. She was yacht-like in appearance. Her scale, proportions and uniformity of her parts were perfect—graceful at all angles––she was one of the most beautiful liners ever built.
Her tragic end was heartbreaking. Today the wreckage of the Andrea Doria rests about 45 miles south of Nantucket disintegrating and entangled with masses of lost fishing nets and littered with debris. This handsome accommodation plan looks great framed. An exquisitely detailed reference to a truly beautiful ship.
Outside measurement 14 inches x 22 inches (comes folded only)