Captain Smith - all honour to him - made absolutely no attempt to leave the ship, and insisted on going down with the vessel. The report that he committed suicide is discredited. As one of the passengers said, ''He stuck to the bridge like a hero'', He was washed off by a wave but managed to swim back to the bridge. Several persons attempted to persuade the captain to enter a boat, but he refused to do so.
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