Ismay obviously was signaled out as a scapegoat of the disaster simply because he was Managing Director of The White Star Line and many people viewed him being saved over 1,500 people was atrocious. I am of the belief that through the years Ismay has been treated very unfairly. Like previous posters mentioned his career was sinking with that ship as it was his companies and his pride and joy. I am sure he was in complete and utter shock and if he really did pressure Smith and the officers to go faster then maybe some guilt too. Again what would you have done? I am sure his ultimate escape and the 1,500 souls that were lost haunted him until his life ended in 1937. I think the reported men who dressed as women to get on lifeboats are ten times more cowardly than Ismay ever was.