A Guarantee Group was a group of nine individuals selected to attend a ship’s maiden voyage, in order to record the performance and any problems that may arise with the ship. The members in the Guarantee Group are deemed the best in their respected fields at that time. This elite group of individuals is never the same and can change with every maiden voyage.

The possibility of being part of the Guarantee Group for Titanic was motivation for workers at Harland and Wolff to work hard and prove their abilities to the company. The members of the Guarantee Group for Titanicincluded: Thomas Andrews, William Henry Campbell, Roderick Robert Crispin Chisholm, Alfred Fleming Cunningham, Anthony Wood Frost, Robert Knight, Francis Parkes, Henry William Marsh Parr, and Ennis Hastings Watson. All nine individuals perished in the sinking.