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think you said “It was 11.55 New York time when I received the last message from the ‘Titanic’”? - It was exactly. 17194. How do you fix that time; did you make a note of that? - By the clock. 17195. Did you make a note of that? - Oh, yes. 17196. (The Commissioner.) Where? - I memorised it. There is no written note or record of details of the catastrophe at all. 17197. (Sir Robert Finlay.) You did not make a chit of that? - I did not. 17198. You remember it? - I do, distinctly 17199. That would be New York time? - New York time. 17200. Was your clock New York time? - Yes. 17201. It was? - Yes. Mr. Cotter: With your Lordship’s permission can I ask the witness a few questions. The Commissioner: Not on this part of the case. If you want to ask him about some other part, yes. You will not help me at all by interfering in this. Mr. Cotter: It is affecting the crew. The Commissioner: Oh, yes; anything of that kind you can ask. Examined by Mr. COTTER. 17202. Do you remember the survivors being taken on the “Carpathia”? - I do, some of them. 17203. How long after they had been taken on board was it when you sent the list of names of the passengers saved to New York? - I cannot remember, I am sure. 17204. Do you remember ever sending a list of the crew saved to New York? - I do, yes. 17205. When was that? Do you remember? - I cannot remember times at all. I have no records, and I could not tell you. 17206. Was it the same day, or the day after, or when you got to New York? - I should say it would be on the Tuesday, I could not say for certain. 17207. Did you send a list of the crew at the same time as you sent a list of the passengers; I mean the details, the names? - No; the first and second class passengers went to the “Olympic”; the crew went to the “Minnewaska.” 17208. How long after? - I do not know; I cannot remember. 17209. Was it 24 hours? - I could not say, I am sure; I have no record of it. The Attorney-General: Does your Lordship wish to ask this witness any questions? The Commissioner: No. The Attorney-General: What I propose to do is this. What I have asked the Marconi Company to do is to prepare in form a document with a copy of the messages - not a translation of them, but a copy of the messages which were received by the “Titanic” or sent by the “Titanic” from the 12th to the 14th up to shortly after the striking. That, I think, is the important matter which your Lordship asked for. The Commissioner: Yes. The Attorney-General: We will have the messages on one document so that you will see with what ships the communication was being made, from what ships ice reports were being sent, and at what time. The Commissioner: You will let me have a copy of that? The Attorney-General: Yes, we will have it printed so that my friends can also have it. The Commissioner: I wish to direct Sir Robert Finlay’s attention to this. I should like, opposite each one of those messages, a reference to the evidence showing whether the message was communicated to the bridge or not - the evidence that bears on that point. The Attorney-General: So far as it is before the Court?
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