It was no fault of Andrews that Titanic met such a fast and tragic end. One can only imagine the mental agony he must have endured during the liner’s last moments. Andrews was reportedly last seen in the first–class smoking room staring at the painting “Plymouth Harbour” above the fireplace, his arms folded over his chest and his lifejacket lying on a nearby table. But this account has since been disputed by several Titanic researchers. In any case, Andrews died in the disaster at age 39. He was survived by his wife, Helen Reilly Barbour, and their daughter, Elizabeth.
The last surviving vessel Andrews designed is the White Star tender Nomadic, which has been preserved in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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