Bella DORIA (ANDREA DORIA’s Bridge Bell Found)

ANDREA DORIA post card.

New Jersey based divers, Ernest Rookey and Carl Bayer, have retrieved the bridge bell from the wreck of the ANDREA DORIA, 240 feet below the Atlantic surface, 55 miles off Nantucket.  This is the second of two bells recovered from the wreck, following the discovery of the stern bell in 1985 by renowned DORIA diver Gary Gentile. The Italian Line flagship ANDREA DORIA sank with a loss of 52 lives after being hit by the Swedish American liner STOCKHOLM on July 25, 1956.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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