Edward J Smith Biography
Captain Edward Smith was the man in charge of the ship and had a successful career at sea.
Captain Edward John Smith’s salary was a handsome $6,250 per year, and there was also a ‘crash bonus’ of $1,000 payable if any vessel under his command were not damaged during the twelve months.
Rumors about Captain Smith and his final hours have circulated since that fateful night, leading many to blame the captain for the sinking of the ship.
Captain Edward Smith is most famous for his role at the helm of the Titanic, the disastrous last voyage in his successful career at sea.