Captains Smith and Haddock for Olympic and Titanic
Captain Herbert J. Haddock of the White Star liner Oceanic, which left port
on Wednesday for Southampton, was congratulated by wireless yesterday on his
appointment to the command of the new White Star giant steamship Titanic.
The news of his selection to command the biggest ship in the world and the
appointment of Captain "Ted" Smith, of the Adriatic, to the command of the
Olympic was brought to port yesterday by the Majestic.
Since the launching of the 45,000-ton Olympic several weeks ago at Belfast,
there has been considerable speculation as to who would command her and her
sister ship, the Titanic. There have been many candidates for the command,
as the promotion from one ship to another of bigger tonnage carries with it
a substantial increase in pay.
Captain Smith, who will take the Olympic, is the commodore of the White Star
fleet. He was assigned to the Adriatic when she made her maiden trip to this
country, his place on the Oceanic being taken by Captain Haddock.
Related Biographies:Herbert James Haddock
Edward John Smith
Relates to Ship:Adriatic
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