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. Photo: E.J. Smith, Titanic Captain. Rare Footage of Captain Smith on Titanic sister ship Olympic – NOTE: […]

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