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Capt. E . J . Smith.

Statue commemorating life and death of Titanic`s Captain in Lichfield, England.
Photos © Linda Evans 1999.

Capt. E.J.Smith.
Edward John Smith RD. RNR.
Born January 27 1850 Died April 15 1912
Bequeathing to his countrymen
The memory & example of a great heart
A brave life and a heroic Death
" Be British "
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The " Titanic " flagship of the White Star Line , sank on
its maiden voyage to New York on 14th - 15th April 1912
after hitting an iceberg . More than 1,500 lives were lost
including Commander Smith.

The statue is made of Bronze 7' 5" high ,on a plinth
of Cornish granite.

The sculptor was Lady Kathleen Scott (1878 - 1947)
widow of Capt. Robert F Scott C.V.O. R.N. ,
(Scott of the Antarctic).

The formal unveiling of the statue which took place on
20th July 1914 was by Commander Smith`s daughter
in the presence of many distinguished guests
including the sculptor Lady Scott.

© Ashley ( Runt ) 1999 , with special thanks to L. Evans

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