The sadness of Blair

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Blair, of Broughty Ferry, was originally named the second officer of the Titanic. He had been with the ship for experimental trips to test their seaworthiness of the ship and the final journey to his place of construction in Belfast.
The White Star Line, however, decided that with the Titanic sister ship, the RMS Olympic, currently submitted to the Olympic is Director, Henry Wilde take the position, citing his experience with the Titanic ship class as a reason. Blair wrote about the disappointment of losing its position on the Titanic in a postcard to his sister-in-law days before the Titanic left Southampton for, noting, "This is a magnificent ship, I feel very disappointed I am not to make your first trip. "