NERVIEST MAN IN SERVICE

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Captain E. J. Smith, who is reported by one passenger from the Titanic to
have committed suicide, was commodore of the White Star line. He it was who
was selected for the initial trips of the Adriatic, the Baltic, and the
Olympic. Captain Hickson, R. N., [sic] of the Medic, who has served under
Captain Smith, described him on Wednesday, when the name of the commander
was a matter of speculation, as "the nerviest and brainiest man in the
service."  He added "If Captain Smith was in command of the Titanic, then
there was a hero in charge at a time when deeds of heroism were called for."
 

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Edward John Smith
Capt. V. W. Hickson

Acknowledgements

Mark Baber

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2010) NERVIEST MAN IN SERVICE ( ref: #11597, published 25 August 2010, generated 16th June 2021 02:50:38 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/nerviest-man-in-service-11597.html