1850 – Birth of Edward J. Smith, captain of the Titanic.

Edward J. Smith, captain of the ill-fated Titanic is born in Stoke-on-Trent. The Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It’s final point of departure was Queenstown (now Cobh), Co. Cork, April 11 1912.

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Photo: E.J. Smith, Titanic Captain.

Rare Footage of Captain Smith on Titanic sister ship Olympic – NOTE: Despite intro to video, this is Smith viewing Titanic sister ship Olympic also built in Belfast.

Biography of Titanic Captain Edward J Smith: http://www.titanic-titanic.com/captain_smith.shtml

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