Mr David Blair
David Blair was born on 11 November 1874 in Newport, Isle of Wight to Lt. Col. John and Clementina Ross (Stewart) Blair.
David Blair and Madeline Temple Mackness were married on 2 September 1905 in Broughty Ferry, Scotland.
Mr David Blair had been appointed as second officer of the Titanic. He had been with the ship when she sailed on her trials and on the journey from Belfast to Southamptomn
In his rush to depart the ship on 9 April, Blair took away with him the key to the crow's nest telephone and he also seems to have stowed the lookout's binoculars in his cabin. Lightoller was unaware of this when he took over and Frederick Fleet mentioned to the American Inquiry that they had been unable to find them.
In 1914 Blair was aboard the Oceanic with Lightoller during World War I when she ran aground. Blair was the navigator at the time and was made to shoulder the blame at the subsequent court martial.
He died on 10 January 1955 in Hendon, Middlesex.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
Donald Hyslop, Alastair Forsyth and Sheila Jemima (1997) Titanic Voices: Memories from the Fateful Voyage, Sutton Publishing, Southampton City Council. ISBN 0 7509 1436
CreditsJ. G. Burdette
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr David Blair
Born: Wednesday 11th November 1874 in Newport Isle of Wight England
Age: 37 years 5 months and 4 days. (Male)
Married to: Madeline Temple Mackness
Occupation: Second Officer
Last Ship: Teutonic
First Embarked: Belfast on Sunday 24th March 1912
Died: Monday 10th January 1955