Captains Clarke and Steele


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Gary Cooper

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I'm trying to get a chronology of events straight for 10th April 1912, but have run into a problem in regards to Captains Steele and Clarke. I know they were there for the ship's muster, but at what time approximately did they leave the Titanic? Also, to which of these officials did Captain Smith hand his Master's Report? I've read several accounts that vary the details.
 

Dave Gittins

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When Captain Steele's medals were sold recently, it was claimed that he was the last to leave the ship at Southampton. This implies that he left at about 1-00 p.m. with a band of workmen who were taken off on Vulcan. Clarke presumably left some time before 12-00 noon. Captain Smith would have given his report to Steele, as the company's Marine Superintendent.

How accurate the Steele story is, I don't know. People who sell memorabilia are likely to say anything.
 

Gary Cooper

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Thanks very much. I thought Steele was the more likely candidate for the Master's report, but it's good to have it confirmed.
 
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