I think we all we've all of us met one or two people like Stanley Lord in our lives ! Maybe "that" teacher at school whom one simply did not mess with or an elderly relative who held some forthright views on the world and the young folk in particular !I agree. Starting from the title, Dan Butler's Unsinkable is almost unreadable. Very boring, quite a few errors and nothing new.
Stanley Lord was a strict disciplinarian, perhaps even bit of a martinet but certainly not a sociopath. His problem was that he had the sort of personality that made him not very likeable, including his own crew.
From what I gather (happy to be corrected) after he was forced to resign from Leyland, he was unemployed for only a short while and received a higher salary at new employers Lawther-Latta than he did at Leyland. He seems to have captained ships for them without any controversy until his retirement.