Thomas Andrews was the designer and oversaw the building of RMS Titanic and her sister ship, RMS Olympic. He was familiar with every detail of these two vessels. After the collision, Captain Smith summoned him to survey the damage. He had the overwhelming job of informing the Captain of the ship’s imminent sinking. As the evacuation began, Andrews searched for passengers and encouraged them to put their lifebelts on. He went down with the ship he helped create and his body was never found.
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National Geographic images: 'Unseen Titanic' Davit pile: Titanic's lifeboats were hoisted overboard by davits, or small cranes. Most were ranked off the deck by flailing funnel cables. These two were entangled by ropes left dangling after a boat was launched. (Copyright 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Titanic witness says wireless hero died right after the ship sank, and officers to blame for the disaster (1912)
*THOMAS WHITELEY~was a waiter on the Titanic.Whiteley is in St Vincent’s hospital suffering from a fractured right leg and numberous bruises.“In some way,I got overboard myself+clung to an oak dresser.I was not more than sixty 60' from the Titanic when she went down.Her big stern rose up in the air and she went down bow first.I saw all the machinery drop out of her.”
TITANIC’S WELL DECK
This picture displays a close-up of Titanic’s well deck and forecastle (the forward part of the main deck). The open door leads to the lamp room where navigation lamps and hazardous fuels, such as kerosene, were kept. Navigation lamps were used to signal other ships about location.