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13529. There was no moon, I think? - No moon. 13530. During your watch was any change made in the course? - Not to my recollection. 13531. Then when you had taken the ship over from Mr. Wilde and gathered this information, I think you gave some directions to one of the junior officers? - I directed the Sixth Officer to let me know at what time we should reach the vicinity of the ice. The junior officer reported to me, “About 11 o’clock.” 13532. Do you recollect which of the junior officers it was? - Yes, Mr. Moody, the sixth. 13533. That would involve his making some calculations, of course? - Yes. 13534. Had this Marconigram about the ice with the meridians on it been put up; was it on any notice board, or anything of the sort? - That I could not say with any degree of certainty. Most probably, in fact very probably, almost certainly, it would be placed on the notice board for that purpose in the chart room. 13535. At any rate when you gave Mr. Moody those directions he had the material to work on? - Exactly. 13536. And he calculated and told you about 11 o’clock, you would be near the ice? - Yes. 13537. That is to say an hour after your watch finished? - Yes. I might say as a matter of fact I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Moody did not take the same Marconigram which Captain Smith had shown me on the bridge because on running it up just mentally, I came to the conclusion that we should be to the ice before 11 o’clock, by the Marconigram that I saw. 13538. (The Commissioner.) In your opinion when in point of fact would you have reached the vicinity of the ice? - I roughly figured out about half-past nine. 13539. Then had Moody made a mistake? - I should not say a mistake, only he probably had not noticed the 49º wireless; there may have been others, and he may have made his calculations from one of the other Marconigrams. 13540. Do you know which other Marconigrams he would have to work from? - No, my Lord. I have no distinct recollection of any other Marconigrams. 13541. Because it is suggested to me that there was no Marconigram which would indicate arrival at the ice-field at 11 o’clock? - Well, my Lord, as far as my recollection carries me, Mr. Moody told me 11, and I came to that conclusion that he had probably used some other Marconigram. 13542. It did not agree with your conclusion? - No. 13543. (The Solicitor-General.) Your Lordship will find in the print, at pages 12 and 13, when the Attorney-General was opening another Marconigram from the “Baltic.” I would like to follow this a little. I think my Lord will agree. (To the Witness.) You have just said you came to the conclusion that Mr. Moody had been working on some message other than the one Captain Smith had shown you? - Exactly. 13544. When he came to you on your watch - of course, you are responsible up to 10 o’clock? - Yes. 13545. When he came to you on your watch and said you would get to the ice, as he calculated about 11, did you, as far as you remember, say anything to him about it? - No. 13546. It was important to you? - I quite see your point, and I had reasons for not doing so. As far as I remember he was busy - what on I cannot recollect, and I thought I would not bother him just at that time. He was busy with some calculations, probably stellar calculations or bearings, and I had run it up in my mind, and I was quite assured that we should be up to 49 degrees somewhere about half-past 9. 13547. Then you mean at that time when he said 11 o’clock you had already formed a very rough judgment that you would get to meridian 49 deg. by about half-past nine? - No, not till afterwards. 13548. Was it after he reported to you about his calculation, about 11 o’clock, that you
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