Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria & the Stockholm
by Alvin Moscow
How the Stockholm and the Andrea Doria met in one of history's deadliest collisions.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Lyons Press
(first published October 1st 1960)
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I was just 5 years old in 1956 whem my family returned from a trip to Denmark . We had traveled on the Stockholm and much to our surprize the ship had it's collision on it's very next trip between New York and Copenhagen. I've read this book several times and it's very hard to put down once you start.
If you're older than, say, 65, you might remember where you were when the Stockholm crashed into the Andrea Doria. I'm considerably younger than that, and had never heard of this boat crash, which apparently riveted the world in 1956. But I'm a sucker for maritime tragedies. I love seeing ordinary people turn into heroes, and I love reading about disasters I will likely never experience firsthand. (All the thrill of vicarious danger and none of the anxiety that I'm in danger of this happening to...more
Collision Course is a very detailed somewhat dry account of the tragic sea collision in 1956 between the luxurious Italian Liner Andrea Doria and the Stockholm. Illustrations and photos give this book the fourth star.