Commander Smith of The RMS Titanic - Plaque In Beacon Park, Lichfield.

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The plaque mounted below the memorial statue of Commander Edward Smith, Captain of the RMS Titanic, who perished at sea in 1912.
It reads: Commander Edward John Smith, RD, RNR, born January 27 1850, died April 15 1912, bequeathing to his countrymen the memory & example of a great heart, a brave life and a heroic death. "BE BRITISH".
My image of the Commander Smith statue which stands above this plaque.
Image (c) R.Powell. Feel free to link to this page.

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Comments (10)

Adem Dogan on May 18, 2013

Very class Work and Picture. LIKE 1. Greetings

Roger Powell on May 18, 2013

Cheers Adem.

jockswa on October 8, 2013

Poor fellow! He'd been pressured to run at full bore when the ship struck. Perhaps it wouldn't have mattered but they may have been able to avoid the berg if they'd been going a bit slower. Another coincidence.. there was a doco about the Titanic shown on TV here a few days ago.

Roger Powell on October 8, 2013

Yes, people are still fascinated by it, a hundred years later. I think you are probably right, he was pressured to go fast.
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Guizel J.c on November 2, 2013

Good capture and composition



Roger Powell on November 2, 2013

Many thanks, Guizel!
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jlcabaço (TravelJLC.… on January 7, 2015

Bela fotografia gosto҉.

Cumprimentos de Portugal.


Roger Powell on January 8, 2015

Many thanks!
: ) )

Stuart Smith on September 10, 2015

Believe it or not but my Grandfather (George Smith) was a crewman on Titanic but did not sail due to illness. Thankfully as my father was born in May the following year... :)

Roger Powell on September 10, 2015

Yes, it makes you realise that if any of the little quirks of human activity over the eons had been slightly different, then things would be different and we may not be here today.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 8, 2011
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    by Roger Powell
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A400
    • Taken on 2009/08/29 10:50:57
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 13.19mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash