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Titanic Captain: The Life of Edward John Smith


Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world. Born to a working-class family in the landlocked Staffordshire Potteries, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessels and later in the new steamships of the White Star Line. By 1912, he as White Star's senior commander and regarded by many in the shipping world as the 'millionaire's captain'. In 1912, Smith was given ...

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Titanic Captain: The Life of Edward John Smith
2011, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752460727


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