Titanic Captain

Titanic Captain

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Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world. Born to a working-class family in the landlocked Staffordshire Potteries, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessesls and later in the new steamships of the White Star Line. By 1912, he as White Star's senior commander and regarded by many in the shipping world as the 'millionaire's captain'. In 1912, Smith was given command of the new RMS Titanic for her maiden voyage, but what should have been among the crowning moments of his long career at sea turned rapidly into a nightmare following Titanic's collision with an iceberg. In a matter of hours the supposedly unsinkable ship sank, taking over 1, 500 people with her, including Captain Smith.The press soon caught wind of this and pursuing the story sought out Collector Loeb whose men had so embarrassed the ... To say Loeb was cross would be an understatement and the comments he made to the press pulled no punches inanbsp;...

Title:Titanic Captain
Author:Gary Cooper
Publisher:The History Press - 2011-10-31


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