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How long did Captain Edward J Smith work for The White Star Line?

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How long was Edward john smith a captain for White Star Line?

9 years


How long did Captain Edward Smith Sail with the White Star line?

Captain Smith sailed with the White Star Line for almost about 30 years. You're Welcome... Yo' Girl Kennedy a.k.a. BlAcK BaRbIe :-D


What was captain edward John Smith known for?

Captain Smith, the 'Gentleman's Captain', went down in the sinking of Titanic.Smith was such a favorite of the White Star Line that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


What ships did captain edward John Smith sail?

Captain Smith helmed many ships, mostly for the White Star Line. For maiden voyages alone, he captained the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


What was the company Edward J Smith worked for?

The White Star Line.


How many years was captain smith with White Star Line?

28 years


Why was captain smith given command off the titanic?

Captain Smith, the 'Gentleman's Captain' was such a favorite of the White Star Line that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


Why was captain smith the captain of titanic?

Capt. Smith, the Gentleman's Captain, was a favorite of the White Star Line. So much so that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


Why did the Titanic hire captian smith?

Captain Smith, the "Gentleman's Captain", was a favorite of the White Star Line. He sailed the maiden voyages of Adriatic, Majestic, Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


Was Captain Edward John Smith experienced?

Yes, Edward John Smith [January 27, 1850-April 15, 1912] was an experienced Captain. He brought almost 50 years of seafaring education and experience to his position as Captain of the Titanic. As a 13-year-old, he began his apprenticeship on the Senator Weber, which was owned by A. Gibson and Company of Liverpool. By the time that he was 30 years old, Smith was 4th Officer of the Celtic, of the White Star Line. Seven years later, in 1887, he became the White Star Line Commander of the SS Republic. The next year, he became a Full Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve. In 1895, Smith served as Captain of the Majestic for nine years. During that time, he was a troop transporter for the Boer War. For his service, he was awarded the Transport Medal for safe seamanship by King Edward VII [November 9, 1841-May 6, 1910]. In 1904, the Captain became White Star Line Commodore over all other captains.


Why did the captain of the Titanic try to break a record?

Survivors of the Titanic testified that J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line and passenger aboard the Titanic, suggested to Captain Edward Smith and chief engineer Joseph Bell that they test the ship's speed. However, there hasn't been any substantial evidence to support this claim.


What record was captain smith trying to set on the titanic?

The White Star Line initially wanted the Titanic to beat the speed of the Lusitania, which was owned by White Star's rival, the Cunard line.


What info is there on the captain of the titanic?

Captain Edward John Smith was born in 1850 but died on the maiden voyage of Titanic. He was the highest paid captain on the seas and he had the most luxurious stateroom afloat. He worked his way up and was the 'Gentleman's Captain'; and everybody wanted to sit at his table. He was such a favorite of the White Star Line that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


Does captian John Smith exist from titanic?

Yes. Captain EJ Smith on Titanic was such a favorite of the White Star Line that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


What are the names of the ships captain jhon smith ride?

Capt. Smith commanded many ships, but for the White Star Line alone, he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic.


Why was captain smith chosen for the Titanic's first voyage?

He had had a very long and successful career with the White Star Line, and they thought they would reward him by allowing him to captain the most luxurious ship in the world before his retrial.


Some information on the Titanic's captain?

Titanic's captain was Edward John Smith. He was the highest paid captain on the seas and he had the most luxurious stateroom afloat. He worked his way up and was the 'Gentleman's Captain'; and everybody wanted to sit at his table. He was such a favorite of the White Star Line that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic. And he knew New York Harbor well. He had been to New York on Olympic alone at least nine times.


Who was the captain of the Titanic?

Captain Edward John Smith, (27 January 1850 - 15 April 1912) was the captain of the RMS Titanic on its maiden and only voyage (April 10, 1912). He was a very well-known captain for the White Star Line, and Titanic's maiden voyage was going to be his last before retirement. After organizing the necessarily-incomplete evacuation of passengers, he went down with his ship. In the 1997 film "Titanic" he was portrayed by actor Bernard Hill.


What was the captains name who ran the titanic?

His name was Edward James Smith, known commonly to crew and those of the passengers he knew as 'E.J.' He was the senior captain of the White Star Line, and the ill-fated voyage was to have been his last one before retiring. he did not survive the sinking, and was 62 years old.


That captain smith was past his best for the titanic?

Captain Smith was chosen to be the captain of the Titanic for several reason: He was a favoured captain for some of the richer people who travelled with White Star line because of his experience at sea. He had experience captaining ships of Titanic's size and was White Star Lines most senior captain. He had been the captain on Titanic's sister ship Olympic. It was also to be his last voyage before retiring and it was decided that this should be his last voyage. He was 62 when he captained Titanic so there is a possibility that he was past his best when he captained Titanic.


What was the captians name in Titanic?

Edward John Smith, also called the Millionaire's Captain since many wealth people traveled on Titanic. Titanic's voyage was also to be his last voyage since at the age of 62 years and 38 years of service with white star line, he was going to retire after titanic's voyage.


How many years was the Titanic's captain on the White Star Line?

10-20!


Who was the coptain of the Titanic?

He was captain Edward James ('E.J.') Smith, Senior Captain of the White Star Line. With tragic irony, it was to have been his last voyage before he retired. He did not survive the disaster- some accounts say that he went down with the ship, others that he was seen in the water after she sank, but was pulled under when his heavy woollen greatcoat and boots became waterlogged. He was 62 years old, and left a wife and daughter.


How did Captain John Smith get his job on the titanic?

Captain Smith was a favorite of the White Star Line. He was the highest paid captain on the seas and he had the most luxurious stateroom afloat. He worked his way up and was the 'Gentleman's Captain'; and everybody wanted to sit at his table. He was such a favorite that he was on the maiden voyages for the Adriatic, the Majestic, the Baltic, the Olympic, and Titanic. And he knew New York Harbor well. He had been to New York on Olympic alone at least nine times.


What was the name of the man that forced the titanic captain to go faster?

Although he was accused of urging Captain Smith to go faster, Bruce Ismay, the Managing Director of the White Star Line never forced him to do so. Some passengers testified they overheard Ismay pressuring Smith to go faster, none of the surviving officers supported the claims.