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Titanic Memorials - Captain Edward John Smith

Location: Swan Rd, Lichfield, WS13 6QZ, United Kingdom

Titanic's Master, Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR, was born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in England, but his memorial was erected in Beacon Park, Lichfield.

The memorial is a life-sized statue to remember his heroics by, pictured here on the left.

It was designed by Kathleen Scott, and unveiled by Captain Edward John Smith's daughter, Helen Melville Smith, seen here on the left, in a ceremony on 29th July, 1914, just six days before the outbreak of war between England and Germany.

It is made of bronze, stands seven feet, eight inches high, sits on a seven foot high plinth of Cornish Granite, and cost £740 to construct.

It bears the inscription shown here below, and in 1985, it had the words 'Captain Smith was Captain of the Titanic' added.

 

 

COMMANDER
EDWARD JOHN SMITH, RD, RNR.

BORN JANUARY 27 1850 DIED APRIL 15 1912
BEQUEATHING TO HIS COUNTRYMEN
THE MEMORY AND EXAMPLE OF A GREAT HEART
A BRAVE LIFE AND A HEROIC DEATH

Titanic Memorials - Captain Edward John Smith


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