What Happened To The Ship That Hit The Andrea Doria?

What Happened To The Ship That Hit The Andrea Doria?

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Is she becoming sold for scrap?

Apparently now a spokesman for Puerto Rico-based The Roundtable LLC claims reports that the Astoria was sold for scrap are false. 

However this is in contrast to S&P Global’s International Ships Register altering the ship’s status to: 

“to be broken up”

“We are doing everything we can to prevent the ship from being sold for scrap,” The Roundtable spokesman said.

The SS Stockholm now the MV Astoria is a Swedish ocean liner. Originally built in 1948. She became most famous for its collision with the Italian liner Andrea Doria in 1956; which resulted in the sinking of the latter ship. 

For further reading on the sinking of Andrea Doria, see our piece: Where Is The Andrea Doria Shipwreck?
Damaged Stockholm entering port of New York

The Stockholm suffered significant damage in the collision but was able to return to port under its own power. 

Despite the tragic loss of life in the Andrea Doria disaster; the Stockholm became a celebrated symbol of maritime endurance and bravery. In addition its crew became widely praised for its rescue efforts in the aftermath of the collision. After repairs, the Stockholm returned to service; and continued to sail as a passenger liner until the 1970s, when she became converted into a cruise ship. 

73 years old, she is the oldest passenger liner still sailing in deep water routes. However she has not been in service since Covid began in March 2020.

Over the years her names have spanned Stockholm, Völkerfreundschaft, Volker, Fridtjof Nansen, Italia I, Italia Prima, Valtur Prima, Caribe, Athena, and Azores before beginning service as Astoria in March 2016.

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What Happened To The Ship That Hit The Andrea Doria?

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