Thomas Henry Ismay

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Birthday
7, 1837
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 23, 1899 (62)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1837
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 23, 1899 (62)

About

Founder of the Ocean Steam Navigation Company, better known as the White Star Line, famous for its ocean liner the RMS Titanic.

Before Fame

He worked for his grandfather and an outside company as a ship apprentice. He believed the future of sailing was in iron ships as opposed to the traditional wooden ships.

Trivia

He designed the RMS Atlantic and the RMS Oceanic. He died shortly after the Oceanic launched.

Family Life

He married Margaret Bruce in April 1859. His son Joseph Bruce Ismay survived the Titanic's sinking.

Associated With

His son was portrayed by Jonathan Hyde in James Cameron's film Titanic from 1997.