This photograph was long believed to show Captain Smith and some officers from RMS Titanic.

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However, it actually shows Captain Smith and 8 of his officers from when he captained RMS Olympic. In order of left to right:

  • Standing: Purser Hugh McElroy, Third Officer Henry O. Cater, Second Officer R. Hume, Fourth Officer David W. Alexander, Sixth Officer Harold H. Holehouse.
  • Seated: Fifth Officer A. Tulloch, Chief Officer Joseph Evans, Captain Edward Smith and First Officer William Murdoch.

Is there a similar photograph for Captain Smith and his officers for RMS Titanic?

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    I've added a link to a page that gives an extended history of that picture, & re-structured the question a bit. Please feel free to rollback if you're not happy with any of it. – sempaiscuba Sep 9 '18 at 0:40
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    Found something odd. There are several copies (black & white) on various sites of the photo you posted...but on closer inspection the officers 2nd left standing, centre standing and 2nd right standing seem to have been 'flipped'. For example, 2nd right is looking to his left in your photo but to his right here and here. Second left is even more obviously not the same, but the officers on the ends and those seated are identical. – Lars Bosteen Sep 9 '18 at 4:46

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