The way into the deep – Part 1
Diving, general meaning and difficultiesThe collision of the «Andrea Doria» with a Swedish ship off New York harbor is still generally remembered as the biggest shipping disaster after the Second World War. Even today, four years after the sinking, the wreck of what was then the most beautiful ship of the Italian merchant navy lies at the bottom of the sea. Although the «Andrea Doria» still represents a value of several million Swiss francs, it has not yet been salvaged. After the First World War, the English were already able to lift the valuable ships of the German Imperial Navy, which had sunk itself in Scapa Flow, and thus to supply English industry for years with the best and cheapest steel scrap.