On Andrea Doria wreck anniversary, W.Pa. survivor recounts tragedy, rescue

Jul 27, 2015 713

by Katherine Schaeffer

On his front porch in Brighton Heights, Mario Mancini holds a newspaper photo spread, yellowed with age and smoothed beneath a wooden frame. Mancini, 74, points to his teenage self in a photo, standing in New York City just hours after escaping one of the biggest modern maritime disasters — the sinking of the Andrea Doria.

On July 25, 1956, the Italian luxury liner sank after colliding with the MS Stockholm off the Nantucket coast, killing 51 passengers and crew. The ship, carrying 1,706 people and outfitted with the latest radar and flotation technology, was nearing the end of a nine-day journey from Genoa, Italy, to New York City.

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