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Contemporary photograph of Thomas Andrews Jnr.(1873-1912), Designer of the Titanic
Thomas Andrews joined Harland and Wolff, where his uncle was part owner, in 1889, as a premium apprentice and worked his way through the various departments, becoming Manager of the Construction works when he qualified in 1901. In 1907 he was appointed Head of the Drafting Department and as such was responsible, with William Pirrie and Alexander Carlisle, for the design of the new Super class of White Star liners Olympic, Titanic & Britannic.
His contributions to the design included recommendations for 46 lifeboats, a double hull and watertight bulkheads, none of which were finally adopted.
He was traveling on board the Titanic during the maiden voyage and after the collision advised Captain Smith that the damage was fatal. He heroically attempted to encourage passengers to board the few lifeboats, and to don lifejackets, and was seen throwing deck chairs overboard for flotation. One of the last to leave the ship, he perished at sea and his body was never recovered.
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