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Cape Ann

Survivors aboard the Cape Ann. Liliana Dooner and her baby daughter. Cape Ann. Photo: Seaman Ross Gillikin

 

Stockholm

 

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The Stockholm limps toward New York

11:30 am Evergreen: DE 531 WILL TRANSFER 31 SURVIVORS OF ANDREA DORIA TO OWASCO. WILL TRANSPORT TO NEW YORK WHILE ESCORTING STOCKHOLM. HAVE SEARCHED DEBRIS. NO BODIES. TWO LIFEBOATS ADRIFT. TWO OVERTURNED. WILL ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE. IF SUCCESSFUL DESTROY. LEGARE ESCORTING STOCKHOLM UPON COMPLETE TRANSFER OF SURVIVORS.

Due to her damage, the Stockholm would not arrive in New York until the next morning. The passengers on the Stockholm were wonderful, sharing their clothing and their stateroom baths with the survivors. With one more night at sea the survivors ate dinner and gathered in the carpeted ballroom for some sleep. Using lifejackets as pillows the survivors made themselves as comfortable as possible while they awaited their New York arrival.  Others were given food and blankets and slept that night on the deck with their life jackets tied to their wrists. 

Santino and Concetta Porporino holding their children Joseph and Bruna. Photo: Prof. Gopst Ekspong Andrea Doria survivors on the deck of the Stockholm during the return voyage to New York. Photo: Ingeborg Troswick Andrea Doria survivors on the deck of the Stockholm during the return voyage to New York. Photo: Ingeborg Troswick

Flanked by two Coast Guard cutters, the crippled ship traveled slowly back to New York.

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Close up of the Stockholm bow.
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Andrea Doria crew members aboard the Ile de France.

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