“When any one asks me how I can best describe my experiences of nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful.” - Capt. Edward Smith, Captain of the RMS Titanic, 1850-1912.
“When anyone asks how I can best describe my experience in nearly 40 years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog the like, but in all my experience, I have never been in any accident of any sort worth speaking about. …… I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort. You see, I am not very good material for a story”
-Captain Edward Smith of the RMS Titanic
Captain E Smith from the Titanic. I am working on the sketchcard set for Titanic. I was just showing the steps on how i got the finish piece.
“It is not known how Captain Smith died on the night of the sinking. In Robert Ballard’s book, The Discovery of the Titanic, he claims that Smith went into the bridge at 2.13am, ten minutes before the final sinking. This idea is used by the 1997 Titanic film. Junior Marconi Officer Harold Bride reported seeing Smith dive into the sea from the open bridge minutes before the Titanic finally disappeared beneath the waves. One storyclaims he carried a child to an overturned lifeboat after the sinking and swam off to freeze in the water.”