New documents show that Titanic captain failed a key navigation test

It now appears that Titanic captain Edward John Smith had a rather shaky start to his ill-fated career — one that ended up with him going down with the ship in 1912. Prior to becoming an officer, Smith failed his first set of exams "because he did not have sufficient navigating skills." Eventually, however, he was… »9/21/12 3:06pm9/21/12 3:06pm