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Was Captain Smith responsible for the sinking of the ‘RMS Titanic’

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Was Captain Smith responsible for the sinking of the ‘RMS Titanic’

It was a Sunday night on the 14th of April 1912, earlier that day other ships had warned the crew of the titanic that they would be encountering a few icebergs, these warnings were ignored… Around 11:40pm that night Fredrick Fleet and Reginald Lee spotted a large iceberg directly ahead of the ship. Fleet sounded the ship's bell three times and telephoned the bridge exclaiming, "Iceberg, right ahead!”.   The crew on top deck turned the ship a hard port (left) and issued that the ship was to be put in full reverse, but it was too late, the ship looked like it missed the iceberg but underneath the water the iceberg split the side of the ship open and began to flood the compartments of the ship. Fifteen hundred and seventeen people lost their live that night due to somebody, a lot of people say it was Captain Smith, but how can they be sure…

He Was Responsible
The man who ignored 7 iceberg warnings, the man who was going way too fast, so fast that the ship could not slow down in time for the collision, the man who controlled where the ship was going and the man who was possibly responsible of claiming over   1500 lives and destroying even more families. This man was Captain Edward John Smith, he was an experienced captain for ships but he was getting old and this journey was going to be his last journey before he retired. On Smiths 2nd to last voyage on the Olympus he crashed the ship into a warship named the Hawke, one of the propellers was lost and 2 watertight compartments were flooded. Before this accident he was a world class Captain and had a brilliant reputation, I would have thought that this accident would have changed that but he still got offered as being the captain of the RMS Titanic, if Smith was not the captain 2,223 lives could have made it to America and 1517 lives may have been able to see the sunrise the next morning…
The reason Smith sailed the ship so fast was that he and the...


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