Smith's health

Gary Cooper

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Jun 5, 2003
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Whilst trawling through some older posts regarding Captain Smith's actions, I wondered if any of these might have been affected by his age and/or physical and mental health. He was afterall 62 years old and from a family where most of the men died in their sixties. The question I want to ask is was there any type of medical or competancy test that White Star officers would have been obliged to undertake to keep working?