Captain Goes Down With Ship

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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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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Captain Goes Down With Ship (Highland News, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #2073, published 15 December 2003, generated 25th July 2021 08:12:59 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/captain-goes-down-with-ship.html