SS Andrea Doria
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- 564 LEGO® elements, featuring UV printed graphics for durability.
- Comes with a spiral-bound premium instruction booklet for ease of building.
- Histobrick bamboo box packaging with artwork sleeve.
- Scale: 1:640
- Posable rudder for enhanced playability and display options.
- UV printed graphics, ensuring quality visuals without the hassle of stickers.
- Built dimensions: 13.1" x 2" x 3.6".
History of the SS Andrea Doria: Elegance and Tragedy
The SS Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner, was constructed in 1951 and embarked on its maiden voyage in 1953. Adorned with luxurious interiors, it gained renown for its opulence during transatlantic trips between Italy and the United States. Tragically, in 1956, the ship's journey was abruptly halted. On a foggy night off Nantucket's coast, the Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm, resulting in a fatal breach of its hull. Despite efforts to rescue passengers, the disaster claimed 46 lives, leading to significant advancements in maritime safety procedures and technologies.
The sinking of the SS Andrea Doria had a lasting impact on maritime practices. It spurred essential improvements in navigation, radar systems, and ship communication, bolstering safer sea travel. The wreckage now rests approximately 250 feet beneath the ocean's surface, transformed into an underwater exploration destination favored by scuba divers despite the presence of strong currents and sharks. The legacy of the SS Andrea Doria underscores the delicate balance between luxury and safety in maritime pursuits, maintaining its influence on maritime safety regulations and serving as a memorial to those affected by its tragic sinking.
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