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.
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