Edward john smith, rd, rnr (27 january 1850 – 15 april 1912) was an english naval reserve officer he served as commanding officer of numerous white star line vessels he is best known as the captain of the rms titanic, perishing when the ship sank on its maiden voyage smith was one of the best. Read fascinating facts about the captain of the titanic, edward smith the life and loss of edward was often referred to as 'ej' by his crew-mates this may have some survivors reported seeing him inside the wheelhouse of the bridge as titanic sank, whilst others claim to have seen smith commit suicide using a pistol. This amazing picture of titanic captain edward smith's bathtub is among a series of spectacular images that have been shown for the first time during a court battle in virginia into salvage rights film director james cameron also has led teams to the wreck to record the bow and the stern chris davino. Captain edward smith, captain of the titanic, born 27 january 1850, began life in a place that was far removed from the sea. Old newspaper photograph of commodore edward j smith after all captain smith had done just that, or had he he failed to heed ice warnings, did not slow his ship when ice was reported directly in his path and allowed lifeboats to leave the sinking ship partially filled, unnecessarily. A short clip of captain edward smith of the titanic on a 1911 voyage. Having received numerous warnings of icebergs in the vicinity, titanic's captain, edward j smith, altered the ship's course to take it further south than originally planned his years of experience at sea suggested little risk of ice so far south at that time of year however, captain smith did not alter titanic's speed in response. His name was edward john smith, and he was the son of edward and catherine smith  1 edward john smith : captain of rms titanic (ej smith) | captain edward john smith.
A report was handed to capt edward smith before the ship left southampton for its maiden voyage to new york on 10 april 1912, warning him of the presence of a mast of a submerged wreck in the atlantic for $27 you can experience the sinking of the titanic – in landlocked tennessee read more. The unsinkable titanic was sunk by an iceberg, but there are other reasons why the tragedy that occurred 100 years ago this month was as tragic as it was the ship was going too fast: many titanicologists have said that the ship's captain, edward j smith, was aiming to better the crossing time of the. Here are ten facts about edward john smith, the captain of rms titanic who lost his life when the ship sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg edward john smith was born bernard hill took on the role of captain smith in the 1997 movie titanic directed by james cameron captain smith was 62 when he. The actions of the titanic's captain on its fateful voyage 100 years ago have inspired numerous colourful accounts, but for one man with a closer link to events than most, they will only ever tell part of the story depending on which version of events you believe, in the time leading up to the ship sinking, captain edward smith.
Explore the life of edward j smith, captain at the helm of the titanic when it sank, on biographycom. Smith, edward john (1850–1912), merchant seaman and master of rms titanic, was born on 27 january 1850 at 51 well street, hanley, staffordshire, the son of edward captain smith had not been informed, which suggests that he was not fully aware of events on his ship g cooper, the man who sank the titanic.
Nobody knows exactly how captain edward smith died on the night of the sinking according to certain historians and robert ballard's book, the discovery of the titanic, captain smith was on the bridge at 213am, seven minutes before the titanic disappeared beneath the waves, and went down with the. If edward smith had lived, he never would have captained a vessel again for the remainder of his life owned titanic, would have attempted to lay most or all of the blame at his feet and it's doubtful that he could have survived a naval board of inquiry into the events leading to the sinking captain smith was born in 1850.
Pixels, file size: 154 kb, mime type: image/jpeg) open in media viewer configuration english: edward j smith, captain of the titanic français : edward smith, capitaine du titanic, mort à son bord en 1912 photograph was taken aboard the olympic by author unknown and was published following the sinking, in 1912. Edward j smith, the captain of the titanic, said his last words to the crew: “well boys, do your best for the women and children, and look out for yourself nathalie rogers, shown in an undated photo, was the daughter of clara frauenthal, who survived the sinking of the titanic in clara spent the last 16 years of her life in. Titanic captain, edward j smith 100th anniversary of titanic sinking edward john smith (1850-1912) born in stoke-on-trent, england, smith joined the white star line in 1880 & quickly rose in rank & status he received his 1st white star line command in 1887 & starting in 1904, captain smith commanded the.
Captain smith of the rms titanic gives his retirement speech on the grand staircase in titanic: the artifact exhibition at cosi. Edward j smith, both died on titanic from left to right: first officer william m murdoch, chief officer henry t wilde, an unidentified officer and capt book, the discovery of the titanic, he claims that captain smith went into the bridge to await his fate at 2:13am, three minutes before the final sinking. Sir bruce ismay : danger that's ridiculous the 'titanic' is unsinkable 1st officer petersen : proof of that has not yet been provided sir bruce ismay : [getting impatient, he turns to address capt smith] i demand you maintain direct course and full speed, captain captain edward j smith : that is a great responsibility for.
He is best known as the captain of the rms titanic, perishing when the ship sank on its maiden voyage raised in a working free and limp to the docks from left to right: first officer william m murdoch, chief officer joseph evans, fourth officer david alexander and captain edward j smith, all as seen on the olympic. The movements and death of captain smith during the sinking of the titanic the death of captain smith has on the 13th of april, elizabeth lines said that she overheard a conversation between captain smith and j bruce ismay (the managing director of the white star line) according to lines, ismay. Captain smith of the rms titanic seen after his death: 1912 2 replies captain edward j smith, master of the titanic the anniversary of the sinking of rms titanic is approaching so mrs daffodil felt that a ghostly story from that tragedy would be appropriate master of the ill-fated titanic “seen” on. However, captain edward j smith is probably most remembered for taking the rms titanic on her maiden voyage in april of 1912 also, bearing in mind the vessel's title of being unsinkable, it is believed that smith made the automatic assumption that €¦anything big enough to sink the ship, [will be.