"Titanic" Disaster: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate ... Pursuant to S. Res. 283, Directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate the Causes Leading to the Wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic." Pt. 1-[15] [Apr. 19-May 25, 1912]

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - Titanic (Steamship)
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Page 938 - ... o'clock pm, the committee took a recess until 2 o'clock pm) AFTERNOON SESSION. The committee reconvened, pursuant to the taking of recess, at 2 o'clock pm The CHAIRMAN.
Page 1022 - CQD" to the Marconi wireless station here and reported having struck an iceberg. The steamer said that immediate assistance was required. Half an hour afterwards another message came, reporting that they were sinking by the head, and that women were being put off in the lifeboats. The weather was calm and clear, the Titanic's wireless operator reported, and gave the position of the vessel as 41.46 north latitude and 50.14 west longitude. The Marconi station at Cape Race notified the Allan liner Virginian,...
Page 543 - After she got to a certain angle she exploded, broke in halves, and it seemed to me as if all the engines and everything that was in the after part slid out into the forward part, and the after part came up right again.
Page 679 - I have no ill will toward the captain > r any officer of the ship, and I am losing a profitable berth by making this statement. I am actuated by the desire that no captain who refuses or neglects to give aid to a vessel in distress should be able to hush up the men.
Page 1020 - Mr. Buckley: Yes; they did. There was one steerage passenger there, and he was getting up the steps, and just as he was going in a little gate a fellow came along and chucked him down; threw him down into the steerage place. This fellow got excited, and he ran after him, and he could not find him.
Page 772 - Don't put me in the boat; I don't want to go in the boat; I have never been in an open boat in my life. Don't let me stay in." I said, "You have got to go, and you may as well keep quiet." After that there was a small child rolled in a blanket thrown into the boat to me, and I caught it. The woman that brought it along got into the boat afterwards. We left about three or four men on the deck, at the rail, and they went along to No.
Page 282 - As soon as she disappeared I said, "Now, men, we will pull toward the wreck." Everyone in my boat said it was a mad idea, because we had far better save what few we had in my boat than go back to the scene of the wreck and be swamped by the crowds that were there.
Page 540 - All passengers were women and children, except one man, a thirdclass passenger, his wife and two children. After I got in the boat the officer found a bunch of rockets which was put in the boat by mistake for a box of biscuits. The officer fired some off, and the Carpathia came to us first and picked us up half an hour before anybody else. Not until morning did we see an iceberg about 100 feet out of the water with one big point sticking...
Page 452 - Boxhall; and the sixth officer, Mr. Moody. My first orders when I got on the bridge was to take the second officer's compliments down to the ship's carpenter and inform him to look to his fresh water, that it was about to freeze. I did so. On the return to the bridge, I had been on the bridge about a couple of minutes when the carpenter came back and reported the duty carried out. Standing by waiting for another message — it is the duty of the quartermaster to strike the bell every half hour —...
Page 1009 - ... course. We were the second boat pushed away from the ship, and we saw nothing that happened after that. We were not near enough. We heard the yells of the steerage passengers as they went down, but we saw none of the harrowing part of it at all. As I have said before, the men in our boat were anything but seamen, with the exception of one man. The women all rowed, every one of them. Miss Young rowed every minute. The men could not row. They did not know the first thing about it. Miss Swift, from...

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