Captain of The Titanic

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Statue of Commander Edward Smith (1850-1912), located in Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.
Smith was the commanding officer of the RMS Titanic and perished when the great passenger ship sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg, as did around 1,500 others.
Smith was born in Hanley, Staffordshire. His last words were reportly: "Be British".
See an image of the plaque on the plinth below the statue here and a context photograph here.

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Comments (8)

jockswa on October 8, 2013

Nice study of the poor guy..

Roger Powell on October 8, 2013

Thanks. As far as I know this is the only memorial to the man.

이양훈 on December 11, 2013

★★The movie Titanic! He is the best captain!♥♥♥like + fav

Roger Powell on December 11, 2013

이양훈 I am very glad you like it but this was the real captain, not from the movie!
: ))

GasGasL€X on March 9, 2014

Nice statue to a bloke in too much hurry to cross the Atlantic

Roger Powell on March 10, 2014

Lex, I admire your ability to précis a complex historic event into a single witty sentence!

RNLatvian on April 18, 2014

A very interesting picture! Like! Greetings!

Roger Powell on April 19, 2014

Thanks, RNL. He was an honourable man, even if he did travel too fast! : ) )

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  • Uploaded on January 8, 2011
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    by Roger Powell
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A400
    • Taken on 2009/08/29 10:50:23
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 5.91mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash