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The Attorney-General: Yes. The Commissioner: This was before she struck? The Attorney-General: Yes. The Commissioner: He put the wheel hard over? The Attorney-General: Yes; and got it hard over. The Commissioner: And got it hard over. The ship moved two points? The Attorney-General: That is right. The Commissioner: She did not move any more, because, as I understand, the crash came? 959. (The Attorney-General.) Exactly; that is the story. (To the Witness.) Who gave the order “hard a starboard”? - Mr. Murdoch, the First Officer. 960. When had he come on the bridge? - He relieved Mr. Lightoller on the bridge at ten o’clock. 961. Did the Fourth and Sixth Officers, Mr. Boxhall and Mr. Moody, remain? - Mr. Moody was standing behind me when the order was given. 962. And was Mr. Boxhall on the bridge? - From what I am given to understand, Mr. Boxhall was approaching the bridge. 963. Was Captain Smith on the bridge? - No, Sir. 964. Do you know where he was? - Yes, Sir; in his room. 965. So far as you know was there any change in the speed at which the vessel was travelling before she struck? - I took the log which was part of my duty at half a minute to ten, as near as I can tell, and the vessel was going 45 knots by the Cherub log every two hours. 966. Forty-five knots? - Forty-five was registering on the log. 967. (The Commissioner.) Was the speed altered before the collision? - Well, the crash came immediately. 968. I know it did. Had the speed been altered before? - No, I could not say, my Lord, because I could not see the officer on the bridge. I am in the wheelhouse. I cannot see anything only my compass. 969. (The Attorney-General.) I think we can get at it in this way. What was the first notice to you that there was something ahead? - Three gongs from the crow’s-nest, Sir. 970. That you would hear in the wheelhouse, would you? - Certainly. 971. And you knew what that meant? - Certainly, Sir. 972. That meant something ahead? - Yes. 973. How long was that before the order came “Hard-a-starboard”? - Well, as near as I can tell you, about half a minute. 974. In order that we may understand, if there was a telephone message from the crow’s-nest to the bridge, would you hear it? Would you know anything about it? - Certainly so, Sir. 975. Would you indicate on the model where you were, where the wheelhouse is? - Yes. (The Witness indicated the position on the model.) 975a. (The Commissioner.) And the crow’s-nest is just on the mast in front, is it not? - Just above the eyes of the fore-rigging. 976. (The Attorney-General.) Put your finger on it? - Yes. (The Witness did so.) 977. I think that is the indication of it; is it not? - Yes. 978. Then there is the telephone. What was the telephone message? Did you hear any? - I did not hear the message, but I heard the reply. 979. What was the reply? - “Thank you.” 980. Who gave it? - Mr. Moody. 981. Then it means this, that Mr. Moody, the Sixth Officer, got a telephone message after the three bells had been struck? - Immediately after. 982. You did not hear what was said to Mr. Moody, but you heard him acknowledge the
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