Peter Robin Gimbel

Peter Robin Gimbel

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 12 Jul 1987 (aged 59)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: Ashes in the Andrea Doria hull
Memorial ID 9123452 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Underwater Explorer Photojournalist. He filmed documentaries on the great white shark and in1971, he was producer, director and underwater cameraman for the film “Blue Water, White Death”. In 1975, Universal Studios producers contracted him to shoot the underwater shark sequences for Steven Spielberg’s movie “Jaws” . He was the first diver on the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria, twenty-eight hours after she sank on July 25, 1956. He returned five times during the next quarter century, sharing through pictures and films his fascination for the magnificent liner. His exploits included the 1981 recovery of the first class safe full of paper money, and penetration through the smokestack and motor room and out the bottom of the hull. This drive also proved the ship had sank due to an eighty-five foot gash received on impact after being struck by the Stockholm on that fateful night. His wife and dive partner Elga, died on December 7th 1994. Their ashes were placed on the Andrea Doria during one of the diving expeditions.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

Family Members



In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees


See more Gimbel memorials in:


How famous was Peter Robin Gimbel?

Current rating:

25 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 19 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9123452
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Robin Gimbel (14 Feb 1928–12 Jul 1987), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9123452, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Other, who reports a Ashes in the Andrea Doria hull.