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Captain G E Smith (12 June 1969)
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Captain George E Smith
(12 June 1969)



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Background:

DOB: 6 April 1914 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
Died: 10 July 1984, aged 70
Married with a son and daughter

Navy Career:

Navy College Education : Grimsby Nautical College
Joined the New Zealand shipping company as a cadet  He then joined the United Baltic Co and after obtaining his Masters ticket he joined Cunard.

1940: Joined Cunard Line
1939 - 1945: WW2 Service: Cunard ships Ascania at the Scicily landings, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth

1959: First Command: Alsatia, one of Cunard's cargo fleet

He later returned to Cunard's passenger fleet as Staff Captain and he was the second last Captain of the RMS Queen Elizabeth, before she was sold. 

1964: Staff Captain on RMS Caronia

1969: QE2 Staff Captain (replacing Captain Warwick as Captain when he was on leave)

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When QE2 was being built Cunard appointed Captain William Warwick and Captain George Smith as the Captain and Staff Captain of QE2, each replacing the other during leave periods.

RMS Carmania
RMS Franconia on the weekly Bermuda run out of New York

Retirement date:?

Sources:
Richard Smith, Captain Smith's son Transart Brochure

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