"Captain Henry Walker. the commodore of the Cunard fleet, has commanded the Campania since 1895. He will celebrate his fiftieth year of service in seamanship next year. He was in the Indian transport service during the Indian mutiny, and the Chinese war. He entered the service of the Cunard Company in 1867, receiving his first command in 1875. During the Zulu campaign, in 1879 he was in charge of the transport Olympus, one of the earliest Cunard screw vessels. He was assigned to the Servia, the company's first express steamer, in 1881, and succeeded in establishing for the vessel a record passage of seven days, less ten minutes, between Queenstown and New York. Captain Walker has since commanded the Aurania, the Etruria, and the Campania."