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15132. Had you any conversation with him about icebergs or messages in relation to them? - None whatever. 15133. Were you spoken to by any of your brother officers with reference to the position of icebergs? - I cannot recollect. 15134. In America you were asked this: “Did you personally direct your attention to the question of icebergs,” and your answer was, “No, Sir”? - That is right. 15135. Whether or not warnings had been received on the Sunday you had no impression up till you left the bridge at 8 o’clock that the course of the ship was tending in the direction of icebergs? - No, it was not. 15136. (The Commissioner.) I do not understand that question, nor do I understand the answer. (To the Witness.) You had a chart before you, “seven miles north,” I think you said? - I said “several,” I think. 15137. The chart that you saw was marked? - Yes. 15138. You did not know who marked it? - No; it was either the Fourth or Sixth Officer. 15139. It was marked for the purpose of showing the locality in which, according to the Marconigrams, ice had been seen? - Yes, my Lord. 15140. And was that locality as marked on the chart several miles north of the course that you were making? - Yes, my Lord. 15141. (Mr. Scanlan.) If I may return for a moment to this question of the message from the “Californian” about ice. It is your evidence, both in America and here, that you received no intimation from the Captain or anyone else that between 6 and 8 on the Sunday night the “Californian” had told you about ice? - I had heard nothing about it, no. Mr. Scanlan: One of my friends has pointed out to me, my Lord, that in the evidence of Cyril Evans, the operator, at page 202, Question 8967, he is asked about the S.G. message, and he says he was prepared to offer information. “And what was the information that you were prepared to offer the ‘Titanic’? - (A.) I told him ‘S.G. ice report.’ (Q.) That means that you were in a position to give him some news about ice? - (A.) Yes. (Q.) Is this shortly after half-past seven? - (A.) Yes. (Q.) What did the ‘Titanic’ say to you when you offered your ice report? - (A.) He said, ‘It is all right. I heard you sending it to the ‘Antillian,’ and I have got it.” If such a message was received between 6 and 8, say at half-past 7, which is the time mentioned here on the “Titanic,” would it be in the course of duty for someone to bring that message immediately to the bridge? The Commissioner: Well, Mr. Scanlan, what occurs to me is this. That message had already been received earlier. Mr. Scanlan: At 6.30. The Commissioner: Well, whatever the time was it had been received earlier. The answer is, “We have already had that message.” Mr. Scanlan: The answer is, “I have heard you sending it to the ‘Antillian.’” The Commissioner: They had picked up the message to the “Antillian,” so that they knew it already. Mr. Scanlan: It is on the same watch. There is evidence on the previous page from this officer. The Solicitor-General: Question 8943. Mr. Scanlan: Yes. Question 8943, page 201. “What was the message which you sent the ‘Antillian’ at that time? - (A.) It was a message reporting ice: ‘To Captain, Antillian, 6.30 p.m., apparent time.’” The Commissioner: What does “apparent time” mean? Mr. Scanlan: Ship’s time, my Lord. The Commissioner: What time would that be on the “Titanic”? The Solicitor-General: Two questions further up show it, I think, my Lord. Mr. Scanlan: 8939, “Can you tell us what time it was that you were communicating with the
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