“The Captain of the Titanic was drunk when the ship hit an iceberg” – this is what Emily Richards wrote in a letter, a survivor of the Titanic, who sent the letter to her mother-in-law two days after the tragic accident.
One of the myths about the Titanic tragedy says that Edward Smith, the 62 years old captain of the Titanic, was allegedly drunk the moment of the tragedy, although there were no clear evidence to support this statement.
The official version was that Edward attended a dinner that night, and after he went to his cabin to get some rest and he woke up the moment of the incident that took place at 23:00 hours and he was last seen alive on the deck when he made the decision of going down with the Titanic.
According to the letter written by Emily Richards, she said, two days after the accident, that she was Edward Smith while drinking alcohol and he ordered one of the crew members to look after the Titanic.
Emily Richards survived that Titanic tragedy, along with her two sons. They were going to Ohio, U.S. where James Richards, Emily’s husband, already immigrated.
1.522 people died in the Titanic tragedy, including George, Emily’s brother.