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An engagement ring given by the man who designed the Titanic to his fiancée is being sold by his family 107 years later.<br />
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Shipbuilder Thomas Andrews tried in vain to have enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew on board the doomed liner but was overruled. <br />
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His widow's engagement ring is going up for auction for the first time alongside a previously unpublished letter which describes his "brave" and "unselfish" actions as the ship sank.<br />
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The letter was written by a relative to Andrews' grief-stricken mother Lizzie and includes an account from stewardess Mary Sloan, who survived the disaster after Andrews put her in a lifeboat.