Thomas Andrews

Designer of the Titanic
1873 – 1912

thomasandrews 20 windsor avenue andrewsplaque

Andrews was born in Comber, Co. Down, into the family that owned well-known linen bleaching firm. His elder brother, John Miller Andrews, became Prime Minister of Northern Ireland between 1940 and 1943. He entered Harland and Wolff’s shipyard at the age of sixteen, and studied ship design after his day’s work, ending up as the firm’s managing director in 1907.

Andrews was chief designer on the Titanic and sailed with the ship in its ill-fated maiden voyage, when he was drowned.

NOTE: There is a permanent Titanic exhibition at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
153 Bangor Road HOLYWOOD BT18 0EU .

Location of plaque:  20 Lower Windsor Avenue, BELFAST BT9 7DW (now the headquarters of the Irish Football Association).

Date erected: April 2002

Print copy HERE

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