DOUBT STORY OF CAPTAIN PRYAL

The Mathews Journal (Mathews Court House, Virginia)

WHITE STAR MANAGEMENT DO NOT BELIEVE HE MET WITH CAPTAIN SMITH
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LONDON, Special---The story told by Captain Peter Pryal, of Baltimore, to
the effect that he met Captain Smith, the commander of the Titanic, who was
supposed to have gone down with his vessel, on the streets of Baltimore on
Friday last and talked with him was received with incredulity at
the offices of the White Star Line here.

"We have heard nothing to indicate that Captain Smith did not meet death
when the Titanic went down," said the manager. "This Baltimore captain's
story must be either the result of delusion or mistaken identity."

Captain Pryal had stated that he sailed with Captain Smith when the latter
commanded the Majestic; that he met him on the street in Baltimore on
Friday, talked with him and watched him depart for Washington.

Related Biographies:

Edward John Smith
Peter Pryal

Relates to Place:

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Acknowledgements

Original article digitized by the Library of Virginia
Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/

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  1. Sváb-Kovács Szilveszter said:

    I Have this same article from a Hungarian news from a Hungarian News Paper ( Kis Újság) 28. 07. 1912... Its says ,that Peter Pryal met with Captain Smith in Baltimore at the last friday and Peter P. started to follow and spoken with him, and Capt. Smith answeared his Hello and asked P. Pryal, that don't disturb him(C. Smith) and late C. Smith bought a ticket to Washington at the Train Station.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) DOUBT STORY OF CAPTAIN PRYAL (The Mathews Journal (Mathews Court House, Virginia), Thursday 1st August 1912, ref: #19138, published 31 July 2012, generated 4th August 2020 04:01:58 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/doubt-story-of-captain-pryal-19138.html