Titanic captain 'drunk when ship hit iceberg'


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THE captain of the Titanic may have been under the influence of alcohol when the liner hit an iceberg according to a neverseenbefore letter Survivor Emily Richards claimed she saw Captain Edward Smith drinking in the saloon bar of the ship in the runup to the disaster The history books record the whitewhiskered skipper attending a first class dinner party a few hours before the collision and then retiring to his cabin | thesun.co.uk

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