Collision Sinking which contributed most to the loss of so many lives


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Erik Wood

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One of the many odd things that surrounds the debate of Captain Smith is....Captain Smith. Is there any written testimony on any other very serious incident in which Smith was involved, sort of like a comparison from one situation to another.

The situations that Sam points out show that Smith was capable of issuing orders, but also shows that Lightoller and Boxhalls description might not be entirely accurate.
 
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>>Is there any written testimony on any other very serious incident in which Smith was involved, sort of like a comparison from one situation to another.<<

You might find something from the Olympic vs. HMS Hawke incident. The transcripts of the investigation have got to be buried somewhere. There's also that near collision with the New York where his engine orders saved the day. He was certainly capable of acting decisively in a crunch.
 
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