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Wreck Commissioners' Court. SCOTTISH HALL, BUCKINGHAM GATE, Thursday, 2nd May, 1912. PROCEEDINGS THE RIGHT HON. LORD MERSEY, Wreck Commissioner of the United Kingdom, WITH REAR ADMIRAL THE HON. S. A. GOUGH-CALTHORPE, C.V.O., R.N., CAPTAIN A. W. CLARKE, COMMANDER F. C. A. LYON, R.N.R., PROFESSOR J. H. BILES, LL.D., D.Sc., MR. E. C. CHASTON, R.N.R. Acting as Assessors. ON A FORMAL INVESTIGATION ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF TRADE INTO THE LOSS OF THE S. S. "TITANIC." [Transcribed form the Shorthand Notes of W. B. Gurney & Sons, 26, Abingdon Street, Westminster, S. W.] FIRST DAY The RIGHT HON. SIR RUFUS ISAACS, K.C., M.P. (Attorney-General), THE RIGHT HON. SIR J. SIMON, K.C., M.P. (Solicitor-General), MR. BUTLER ASPINAI.L, K.C., MR. S. A. T. ROWLATT and MR. RAYMOND ASQUITH (instructed by SIR R. ELLIS CUNLIFFE, Solicitor to the Board of Trade) appeared as Counsel on behalf of the Board of Trade. THE RIGHT HON. SIR ROBERT FINLAY, K.C., M.P., MR. F. LAING, K.C., MR. MAURICE HILL, K.C., and MR. NORMAN RAEBURN (instructed by Messrs. Hill, Dickinson and Co.) appeared as Counsel on behalf of the White Star Line. MR. THOMAS SCANLAN, M.P. (instructed by Mr. Smith, Solicitor) appeared as Counsel on behalf of the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the personal representatives of several deceased members of the crew and of survivors who were members of the Union. Admitted on application -- See Below. MR. BOTTERELL (instructed by Messrs. Botterell and Roche) appeared on behalf of the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom. Admitted on application -- See Below. MR. HAMAR GREENWOOD. M.P. (instructed by Messrs. Pritchard and Sons) watched proceedings on behalf of the Allen Line Steamship Company. MR. HAMAR GREENWOOD, M.P. (instructed by Messrs. William A. Crump and Son) watched proceedings for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
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