SHIPPING: Queen from Italy

With 794 passengers and the blessing of Genoa's Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, the 30,000-ton Andrea Doria* put out from Genoa on her maiden Atlantic crossing. Newest of the Italian Lines' luxury liners, she was also the first new Italian liner to sail for New York since the start of World War II. For most of the 4,737-mile voyage, the 697-ft. Doria had smooth sailing at an average 22.97 knots.

But last week, only one day out of New York she ran into a 45-m.p.h. wind and rough seas. In the main dining room, tumbling furniture bruised 20 passengers,...

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