Thomas Andrews was head of the drafting department at Harland & Wolff shipbuilders during the construction of RMS Titanic and was one of the 1,523 people who died when it hit an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean (WP). His portrait has been added to the recently repainted Titanic mural at the corner of Dee Street and Newtownards Road. According to this Telegraph article, the ‘Our Wee Country’ mural in Carnforth Street might be next for refurbishment.
“This mural is respectfully dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives in the waters of the north atlantic on the night of April 14th 1912: to those who survived whose lives from that night on were forever altered and to those who built the Titanic.” “The Titanic mural has been renovated by the original artist, John Stewart 2015.”
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text: X03171 white star line built in belfast 1912 april 14 disaster great loss of life evening news H&W est. 1861 her name is publicly announced in april 1980 designation begins on march 1909 the titanic was launched here in belfast april 10 1912 she left southampton for new york disaster struck in the north atlantic ocean 1523 people died lost their lives in the disaster 705 passengers and crew survived 1873-1912 Thomas Andrews