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On July 27, 1956, the Stockholm, a Swedish liner, returned to New York with 533 survivors from the Italian ship Andrea Doria, which it had collided with in heavy fog off Nantucket. The Page 1 report noted that “Fourteen-year-old Linda Morgan, reported killed, was brought in alive though injured on the Stockholm. She is the step-daughter of Camille M. Cianfarra, Madrid correspondent of The New York Times. He and his daughter Joan were killed, and his wife, Jane, was injured. Mrs. Cianfarra, who was rescued by the Ile de France, and Linda are now in separate New York hospitals.” At press time, eight were known dead and another 29 to 46 missing. Photo: Arthur Brower/The New York Times
On July 27, 1956, the Stockholm, a Swedish liner, returned to New York with 533 survivors from the Italian ship Andrea Doria, which it had collided with in heavy fog off Nantucket. The Page 1 report noted that “Fourteen-year-old Linda Morgan, reported killed, was brought in alive though injured on the Stockholm. She is the step-daughter of Camille M. Cianfarra, Madrid correspondent of The New York Times. He and his daughter Joan were killed, and his wife, Jane, was injured. Mrs. Cianfarra, who was rescued by the Ile de France, and Linda are now in separate New York hospitals.” At press time, eight were known dead and another 29 to 46 missing. Photo: Arthur Brower/The New York Times

On July 27, 1956, the Stockholm, a Swedish liner, returned to New York with 533 survivors from the Italian ship Andrea Doria, which it had collided with in heavy fog off Nantucket. The Page 1 report noted that “Fourteen-year-old Linda Morgan, reported killed, was brought in alive though injured on the Stockholm. She is the step-daughter of Camille M. Cianfarra, Madrid correspondent of The New York Times. He and his daughter Joan were killed, and his wife, Jane, was injured. Mrs. Cianfarra, who was rescued by the Ile de France, and Linda are now in separate New York hospitals.” At press time, eight were known dead and another 29 to 46 missing. Photo: Arthur Brower/The New York Times

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