In the depths, the Andrea Doria claimed another Deep sea diver Tom Pritchard was careful, expert, experienced. And yet. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page A team of Italian divers went on an expedition to take underwater footage of the shipwrecked Andrea Doria in July of 1968, twelve years after the Italian luxury liner sank off the coast of Nantucket. Bob Dean/Globe Staff From left, Stafano Carletti, Arnolda Mattei, Bruno Vailati and Cosmo Dies looked over a map on board the Narragansett, sitting over the Andrea Doria 45 miles off the coast of Nantucket. Bob Dean/Globe Staff A view from above of the deck of the Narragansett with the team and their equipment, including a shark cage used to protect the cameraman diver during filming. Bob Dean/Globe Staff Bruno Vailati, left, and Cosmo Dies prepared to dive off the Narraganset to the Andrea Doria. Bob Dean/Globe Staff Bruno Vailati jumped into the water with an underwater camera. Bob Dean/Globe Staff Stefano Carletti, left, and Bruno Vailati waited in the water by the marker buoy before their dive. Paul Connell/Globe Staff The team affixed this plaque to the sunken ship during their expedition. Bob Dean/Globe Staff Bruno Vailati held a line while going through decompression time on his way up from a dive so his body could properly acclimate. Bob Dean/Globe Staff Two divers returned to the tender after their dive. The Globe reported on July 28, 1968 that the team concluded the ship seemed doomed to remain on the bottom of the sea.