WHITE STAR MANAGEMENT DO NOT BELIEVE HE MET WITH CAPTAIN SMITH
LONDON, Special---The story told by Captain Peter Pryal, of Baltimore, to
the effect that he met Captain Smith, the commander of the Titanic, who was
supposed to have gone down with his vessel, on the streets of Baltimore on
Friday last and talked with him was received with incredulity at
the offices of the White Star Line here.
"We have heard nothing to indicate that Captain Smith did not meet death
when the Titanic went down," said the manager. "This Baltimore captain's
story must be either the result of delusion or mistaken identity."
Captain Pryal had stated that he sailed with Captain Smith when the latter
commanded the Majestic; that he met him on the street in Baltimore on
Friday, talked with him and watched him depart for Washington.
Edward John Smith
Original article digitized by the Library of Virginia
Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,
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(1912) DOUBT STORY OF CAPTAIN PRYAL The Mathews Journal (Mathews Court House, Virginia) (ref: #19138, accessed 4th May 2016 04:27:43 PM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/doubt-story-of-captain-pryal-19138.html
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