Thomas Henry Ismay (7 January1837 – 23 November1899) was the founder of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as the White Star Line. January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... White Star Line burgee The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as The White Star Line was a prominent ship operating company, most famous for its emigrant ship, the RMS Titanic. ...
Born at Maryport, Cumberland, England and was educated in Carlisle, he was apprenticed to the shipping line of Imrie, Tomlinson and Company Limited. Following this he joined the firm of Philip Nelson & Co. as junior partner, and in 1864 he became a director of the National Line. Location within the British Isles. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (2001) - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Map sources for Carlisle at grid reference NY3955 Carlisle from the castle Carlisle castle The curse stone Carlisle is a city in the extreme north west of England, some 10 miles from the border with Scotland in the county of Cumbria. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...
In 1868 he bought the original bankrupt White Star Line, which he merged into a new company, the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. By the time that he died, the White Star Line was the most powerful British shipping company and he was reputed to have amassed £1.75 million. 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...
He was the father of Joseph Bruce Ismay. Joseph Bruce Ismay (December 12, 1862 - October 17, 1937) was a British businessman who served as Managing Director of the White Star Line of steamships. ...
BBC web page (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/features/askaway/people/titanic.shtml)
New York Times article of Friday 24 November 1899, from Encyclopedia Titanica (http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/item.php/3367.html)
Ismay was Chairman of the Liverpool and London Steamship Protective Association, a Director of the London and Northwestern Railway Company, Deputy Chairman of the Royal Insurance Company, and served in several royal and departmental commissions.
Ismay built two vessels of the Teutonic type, to be used by the Government as fast auxiliary cruisers in case of war.
Bruce Ismay, who survived, and the ship's builder Thomas Andrews, who was on board to observe any problems and assess the general performance of the new ship.
Following an inspection by the ship's officers and Thomas Andrews, it was apparent that the Titanic would sink, and shortly after midnight on April 15, lifeboats were ordered to be readied and a distress signal sent out.
Almost two hours after Titanic sank, RMS Carpathia, commanded by Captain Arthur Henry Rostron, arrived on scene and picked up its first lifeboat at 4:10 AM, even though merely 10 miles away was the Californian, another ship, which had sent ice warnings to the Titanic.
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