History's HEROES? Dated 1873 - 1912

Thomas Andrews

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TitanicObsessed

Location

Comber, UK
Andrews lived there.

Achievements

  • Built the greatest ship of the early 20th century
  • Saved lives.
  • Inspired many.

Characteristics

  • Brave / Courageous
  • Decisive
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Wise
  • Honest
  • Just and fair minded

External link

Learn More About Thomas Andrews At Bio.com

Quotations

"But she can't sink sir!" - Bruce Ismay

"She's made of iron sir. I assure you, she can. Its a mathematical certainty." - Thomas Andrews

The man who changed life at sea.

He died helping others live.

Thomas Andrews was born in 1873 in Comber, UK. He made plans for the RMS Titanic. On April 15th, 1912, the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But what really happened that morning? A little less than three hours before the ships final plunge, Andrews and Captain Edward John Smith, came to the conclusion that the Titanic would sink in about two hours. Both knew it was their final night to live. Yet they both kept their calm, even under pressure to help others live. They urged people to board lifeboats, but they didn't tell anyone what really was going on, so no one would worry. Captain Smith and Andrews both died, but they forever changed life at sea. Because of the disaster, enough lifeboats were added to ships. This action saved lives. Andrews and Smith were heroes of that fateful night.

Life in Thomas Andrews's world

In the early 20th century, hundreds of inventions were coming out, shaping how we live today.

Was Thomas Andrews a Hero?

  • He saved many lives, but not his own.

Things you might not know about Thomas Andrews

Have you ever been on a cruise ship, or some kind of ship? There are enough life jackets for everyone, and there are lifeboat drills. This is because of Thomas Andrew's great ship.
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