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sufficient? Had a boat drill been held on board, and, if so, when? What was the carrying capacity of the respective boats? 6. What installations for receiving and transmitting messages by wireless telegraphy were on board the “Titanic”? How many operators were employed on working such installations? Were the installations in good and effective working order, and were the number of operators sufficient to enable messages to be received and transmitted continuously by day and night? 7. At or prior to the sailing of the “Titanic” what, if any, instructions as to navigation were given to the Master or known by him to apply to her voyage? Were such instructions, if any, safe, proper and adequate, having regard to the time of year and dangers likely to be encountered during the voyage? 8. What was in fact the track taken by the “Titanic” in crossing the Atlantic Ocean? Did she keep to the track usually followed by liners on voyages from the United Kingdom to New York in the month of April? Are such tracks safe tracks at that time of year? Had the Master any, and, if so, what discretion as regards the track to be taken? th 9. After leaving Queenstown on or about the 11 April last, did information reach the “Titanic” by wireless messages or otherwise by signals, of the existence of ice in certain latitudes? If so, what were such messages or signals and when were they received, and in what position or positions was the ice reported to be, and was the ice reported in or near the track actually being followed by the “Titanic”? Was her course altered in consequence of receiving such information, and, if so, in what way? What replies to such messages or signals did the “Titanic” send and at what times? 10. If at the times referred to in the last preceding question or later the “Titanic” was warned of or had reason to suppose she would encounter ice, at what time might she have reasonably expected to encounter it? Was a good and proper look-out for ice kept on board? Were any, and, if so, what directions given to vary the speed - if so, were they carried out? 11. Were binoculars provided for and used by the look-out men? Is the use of them necessary or usual in such circumstances? Had the “Titanic” the means of throwing searchlights around her? If so, did she make use of them to discover ice? Should searchlights have been provided and used? 12. What other precautions were taken by the “Titanic” in anticipation of meeting ice? Were they such as are usually adopted by vessels being navigated in waters where ice may be expected to be encountered? 13. Was ice seen and reported by anybody on board the “Titanic” before the casualty occurred? If so, what measures were taken by the officer on watch to avoid it? Were they proper measures and were they promptly taken? 14. What was the speed of the “Titanic” shortly before and at the moment of the casualty? Was such speed excessive under the circumstances? 15. What was the nature of the casualty which happened to the “Titanic” at or about 11.45 p.m. on the 14th April last? In what latitude and longitude did the casualty occur?
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