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The man who built Titanic was asked by reporters “how safe is Titanic”?
His response – “Not even God Himself could sink it”
Many have said Titanic captain Edward John Smith was not qualified to navigate the massive vessel. On February 16, 1899, Smith had been in command of the Germanic when she capsized at her New York harbor from ice accumulation. In 1911 while maneuvering the Olympic into her New York pier, the ship had damaged a tugboat. In September 1911, while under Smith’s command, the Olympic collided with HMS Hawke, a 7,000 ton cruiser.
When Smith was asked about Titanic’s small number of lifeboats, Smith was quoted as saying “the lack of equipment for saving lives was not due to a desire to save money, but rather because the owners believe their ships to be safe.
In 1912, Smith took command of Titanic, at the age of 62. He planned to retire after the return voyage to Southampton. During Titanic’s voyage, Smith had been given several ice warnings from other ships, informing him there was a huge ice field in Titanic’s path. But on the night of April 14, Smith attended a dinner party with friends when Titanic hit the iceberg, shortly after 11:40 PM.
Smith ordered officers to make a quick inspection, they returned and reported they didn’t find any serious damage.
Smith perished that night along with 1,495 others – his body was never recovered.
At 4:00 AM and 58 miles away, the RMS Carpatihia came to the rescue. More pictures include survivors on the RMS Carpatihia and family and friends waiting for arrival of the Carpathihia.
Included are photographs of Titanic’s bedrooms, dining rooms, smoking room, gym, barber shop, the library and more. Also included are menus for first, second and third class passengers. Numerous
Loads of pictures along with short biographies of passengers and crew.
271 page ebook