Titanic: Honor and Glory – Demo 3 – Staterooms A-36 and A-37
Two last-minute additions to Titanic, these staterooms were tucked away in corners of the A Deck level of the Aft Grand Staircase. They were quite far from the rest of the cabins on A Deck, and small, but had their own bathrooms, entrance halls, and lovely arched windows (the only Staterooms to have such windows). A-37 was occupied by Francis Browne, the man known for taking some of the best and only photographs we have from Titanic’s maiden voyage. Browne was studying to become a priest and was headed to Ireland on church business. A millionaire couple offered to pay for Browne to sail on the maiden voyage all the way to New York, but when he sent a message to his church asking to do so, he was ordered to “GET OFF THAT SHIP – PROVINCIAL”. And so Browne got off at Queenstown, Ireland, taking his photographs and his Kodak Vest Pocket camera with him. A-36 was occupied by none other than Thomas Andrews, head shipbuilder at Harland and Wolff and Titanic’s later design states. Andrews was of course on board as part of the Guarantee Group, a group of men of various trades from the shipyard, checking out the ship, taking notes, recommending fixes, and so on. Andrews died in the sinking, along with the rest of the Guarantee Group. Andrews stateroom is shown in the last image.
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