Titanic 9:20 PM 14 April 1912


After spending several minutes on the bridge with Second Officer Lightoller, Captain Smith goes to his private chart room in his quarters to lay down on the sofa in his uniform. Captain Smith’s last words to Lightoller:

“If it becomes at all doubtful let me know at once. I shall be just inside.”

Ten minutes later Lightoller sends word to the crow’s nest for the lookouts to keep a sharp lookout for ice, particularly small ice and growlers.

Captain Smith of the Titanic. This photo appea...

Captain Smith of the Titanic. This photo appeard in the New York Times some days after his death in the sinking of the Titanic. Français : La capitaine Edward John Smith, mort à bord du Titanic. La photo a été publiée dans le New York Times peu après le naufrage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Lightoller, right, with third officer Herbert ...

Lightoller, right, with third officer Herbert Pitman. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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