On 25 July 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria and Swedish cruiser Stockholm collided off Nantucket on the New England coast. USS Edward H. Allen (DE 531) and USNS Private H. Thomas (AP 185) rescued over 200 passengers from Andrea Doria and transported them to New York. 1,600 passengers and crew were saved. 46 people lost their lives in the collision.
Long since repaired and renamed various times, Stockholm now steams as MS Athena.
Note: While in the Gulf of Aden in 2008, Athena was being attacked by pirates until a US Navy P-3 Orion thwarted the attack.