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E.J. Smith (I) (1850–1912)

E.J. Smith was born on January 27, 1850 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He is known for Captain E.J. Smith, R.N.R. Commander of the Ill Fated S.S. Titanic: A Final Inspection of His Vessel Ten Minutes Before Sailing Time (1912), Weird History (2018) and Hitler of the Andes (1991). He was married to Sarah Eleanor Smith. He died ... See full bio »


(age 62) in North Atlantic Ocean

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 2021 Weird History (TV Series)
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- What Hygiene Was Like on the Titanic (2021) ... Self - Captan (as Edward Smith)
 2017 Hitler of the Andes (TV Series documentary)
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- Titanic: The New Evidence (2017) ... Self - Captain (as Edward John Smith)
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Edward J. Smith | Edward John Smith | Edward Smith


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Sarah Eleanor Smith  (his death)  (1 child)


Smith, Helen Melville

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I could not imagine any condition which would a cause a ship to founder. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that.


Shortly after 11:40 p.m. on 14 April 1912, Smith was informed by First Officer William Murdoch that the ship had just collided with an iceberg. It was soon apparent that the ship was seriously damaged; designer Thomas Andrews reported that all of the first five of the ship's watertight compartments had been breached and that the Titanic would sink in under two hours. See more »

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