Titanic Elegies. Gerry Gleason. 2012. Dedicated to Dr Robert Ballard.
This image is almost a Gothic- Surreal mirror image of Thomas Andrews (Chief designer of the Titanic) his worst nightmares have come true. The great ship he had designed undone by an iceberg, which allegedly set out on its collision course from Greenland, even as the Titanic keel was being laid.Thousands of years in the making the iceberg was in no rush, no particular victim in mind. Thomas Andrews appears to have been a decent man, well liked both by the workers and crew.
Who knows what pressures were brought on him, during the design periods to cut lifeboat allocations,watertight bulkheads alterations, all to suit new large enclosed first class areas of promenade space. The truth of what really happened, went with the main players to their graves, we will probably never really know. The designer of the Titanic Thomas Andrews, stands proudly before the great prehistoric bones, of the ships keel, as she goes down. His efforts to keep the ship afloat for as long as possible, should be remembered.