Captain E.J. Smith

According to eyewitnesses, Captain Edward J. Smith met his demise in at least three different ways. It is said he walked calmly on to the bridge as it was being covered by the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Another witness saw the Captain raise a pistol to his head and pull the trigger. If this was true, how would you account for another seeing him swimming toward a lifeboat with a baby in his arms?

Also in question were his last words. They might have been "Be British Boys, Be British!" Or they might have been "Every Man for Himself!" Or, after supposedly delivering that baby to a lifeboat, he refused to be brought aboard, saying "Good-Bye Boys, I'm going to follow the ship!". However, there is no evidence to support any of these stories.

Captain E.J. Smith

Captain E.J. Smith