'Bravery despite the hopelessness': Titanic survivor's letter reveals 'unselfish' actions of ship's builder who died on 1912 voyage - as £12,000 engagement ring he gave to fiancée heads to auction

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'Bravery despite the hopelessness': Titanic survivor's letter reveals 'unselfish' actions of ship's builder who died on 1912 voyage - as £12,000 engagement ring he gave to fiancée heads to auction Empty 'Bravery despite the hopelessness': Titanic survivor's letter reveals 'unselfish' actions of ship's builder who died on 1912 voyage - as £12,000 engagement ring he gave to fiancée heads to auction

Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 pm


Shipbuilder Thomas Andrews tried in vain to have enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew on board
He was immortalised in James Cameron's 1998 movie where he was the first person to say the ship would sink
His widow's gold and sapphire engagement ring was handed down to her youngest daughter, Vera Morrison
Vera Morrison recently died and family decided to sell the 18 carat gold ring with pre-sale estimate of £12,000

'Bravery despite the hopelessness': Titanic survivor's letter reveals 'unselfish' actions of ship's builder who died on 1912 voyage - as £12,000 engagement ring he gave to fiancée heads to auction 12094394-6906947-Shipbuilder_Thomas_Andrews_pictured_tried_in_vain_to_have_enough-m-31_1554896662200

The shipbuilder tried in vain to have enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew on board the doomed liner but was overruled.

Andrews was immortalised in James Cameron's 1998 epic movie where he was the first person to calculate that the ship would inevitably sink after striking an iceberg.

He perished in the disaster and left behind wife Helen and baby daughter Elizabeth.

His widow's gold and sapphire engagement ring was handed down to her youngest daughter, Vera Morrison, who has recently died.

Her family have decided to part with the 18 carat gold ring which has a pre-sale estimate of £12,000.

In the same auction is the previously unpublished witness account describing how Andrews was 'noble, unselfish, calm and brave' on the night of the disaster on April 14, 1912.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6906947/Sapphire-engagement-ring-given-Titanic-designer-fianc-e-died-sold-12-000.html
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