Edward Smith (sea captain)

Captain
Edward John Smith
R.D. R.N.R.
Edward J. Smith.jpg
Captain E.J. Smith
Born27 Januar 1850(1850-01-27)
Hanley, Staffordshire, England
Died15 Apryle 1912(1912-04-15) (aged 62)
Atlantic Ocean
Restin place
41°43′32″N 49°56′49″W / 41°43′32″N 49°56′49″W / 41.72556; -49.94694
NaitionalityBreetish
ThriftShip Captain
EmployerWhite Star Line
Kent forCaptain o RMS Titanic
Hauf-marrae(s)Sarah Eleanor Pennington (m. 1887–1912)
ChilderHelen Melville Smith
(1898–1973) (aged 75)
ParentsEdward Smith
Catherine Hancock (nee Marsh)
Notes
"Be British"
(Popularly believed tae be Captain Smith's last wirds tae the crew)

Ranks:

Commander – RNR

Captain – White Starn Line

Honorific Rank o Commodore, acause o his bein the White Starn Line's maist senior Captain

Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (27 Januar 1850 – 15 Aprile 1912) wis an Inglis naval reserve officer who served as commandin officer o numerous White Starn Line vessels.[1] He wis baist kent as the captain o RMS Titanic an died when the ship sank in 1912. Thare is a statue o him in Beacon Pairk, Lichfield, Ingland.[2]

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References

  1. birth/death dates and parents at the International Genealogical Index
  2. "Smith information at". Titanic-titanic.com. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
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