Stockholm: a ship of today and tomorrow
a ship of today and tomorrow
In the annals of maritime history, much has been written of the classic passenger liners that epitomized elegance and luxury. These great liners are remembered for their exquisite interiors and incomparable service, and even today they are the basis by which ships are compared. History also remembers those liners that have suffered tragic demises, and indeed many of these ships have been elevated to an almost mythical status for suffering catastrophic human and artistic losses. One such ship that been recorded in the history books through chance of fate is the ms Stockholm of the Swedish American Line.
From a design standpoint, Stockholm was hardly a ship of notables. But nonetheless, Stockholm has the ignominious distinction of being recorded into history as the ship that sank the luxurious Andrea Doria of the Italian Line. While much has been written on Andrea Doria and her exquisite interiors, there has been little discussion on the subject of Stockholm. While not as striking or luxurious as the Doria, Stockholm not only survived the collision, but has gone on to enjoy a long service career that has spanned over five decades. Follow the links provided for glimpses into the interiors spaces of Stockholm and highlights from her service career.
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