Tad Fitch (1980-) was born in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and still lives in northeast Ohio. He has held a life-long interest in history, and has been researching a variety of topics for the past two decades, largely focused on the Titanic and maritime history, as well as both world wars. He has written numerous articles that have been published both online and in the Titanic Historical Society's quarterly journal, 'The Titanic Commutator.' Tad has contributed material to multiple books on the Titanic and liner history, and research he has been involved with has been cited in many books and other works.
He is a coauthor of the critically acclaimed 'On A Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic,' (2012) an engrossing and comprehensive history of the ship and those aboard it that he coauthored with J. Kent Layton and Bill Wormstedt. Now in its third edition, this volume was nominated for the 2012 Mountbatten Award by the Maritime Foundation of Britain, and remains one of the most noteworthy books ever released on the history of the legendary Titanic.
Tad is also one of eleven coauthors of 'Report Into the Loss of the SS Titanic, A Centennial Reappraisal.' (2012) He coauthored 'Into the Danger Zone: Sea Crossings of the First World War,' (October 2014) with liner researcher Mike Poirier.
His most recent volume, 'The Unseen Aquitania, The Ship in Rare Illustrations,' (2016) was coauthored with J. Kent Layton. An avid scuba diver, Tad divides his time between his writing, research and his work in educational administration.