Edward Smith – Captain of the RMS Titanic

Cpatian of the Titanic ship

Edward Smith was a British naval officer and captain of the RMS Titanic. He was born on January 27, 1850, in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. He began his career as a seaman in 1869 and rose through the ranks to become a commander in the Royal Navy Reserve. He joined the White Star Line in 1880 and served as a captain on various ships before being appointed captain of the Titanic in 1912.

Smith was highly respected and regarded as one of the best and most experienced captains in the White Star Line. He was known for his professionalism and his concern for the safety of his passengers and crew.

On the night of April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and began to sink. Despite efforts to save the ship, it eventually sank, resulting in the loss of over 1,500 lives. Smith went down with the ship and was among those who perished in the disaster.