Smith Signed DS (1895) - Titanic Commander! Joining the White Star Line in March of 1880, Edward Smith quickly rose in status, receiving his first command of a passenger vessel just seven years later. Earning his Extra Masters Certificate, joining the Royal Navy Reserve, and developing a remarkable rapport with the line's elite passengers, many of whom would only travel under his care, he earned the nickname'Millionaires' Captain. His success on the Germanic helped him secure future commands of the newest and most impressive shipsthe Baltic, the Adriatic, the Olympic, and finally, the Titanic.
Excessively rare DS, signed E. Smith, one page, 7.75 x 6, June 6, 1895. Certificate of discharge issued to Thomas Riley, who served as a fireman aboard the SS Germanic from May 11, 1895, to June 6, 1895, and was discharged in Liverpool. Printed near the bottom is a certification statement which reads, I certify that the above particulars are correct and that the above named Seaman was discharged accordingly, and that the character described hereon is a true copy of the Report concerning the said Seaman. Discharge also bears two V.Stamps in areas for character of conduct and ability, as well as an office stamp. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, soiling, creasing, and chipping to edges, and a few small holes to the left edge. Signature is authenticated by PSA/DNA with a full LOA. The item "Scarce Edward J.
Smith Signed DS (1895) Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)" is in sale since Wednesday, September 02, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Cruise Ships & Ocean Liners\White Star & Titanic". The seller is "collectauctions" and is located in Waupaca, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.