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MR. W. D. HARBINSON (instructed by Mr. Farrell) appeared on behalf of the third class passengers. (Admitted on application.) MR. C. ROBERTSON DUNLOP watched the proceedings on behalf of the owners and officers of the s.s. “Californian” (Leyland Line). (Admitted on application.) MR. H. E. DUKE, K.C., M.P., and MR. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (instructed by Messrs. A. F. and R. W. Tweedie) appeared as Counsel on behalf of Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff Gordon. (Admitted on application.) MR. F. LAING, K.C., and MR. ALFRED BUCKNILL appeared on behalf of Messrs. Harland and Wolff. (Admitted on application.) The Attorney-General: My Lord, we have had the analysis made of the number of Irish emigrants so far as we are able to distinguish them taking those who shipped at Queenstown, third class, as Irish emigrants; they numbered 113. There were 57 males and 56 females. It is rather difficult to distinguish children, but it makes altogether 113, and there were 7 men saved and 33 women, making 40 altogether saved out of 113, of which a very large proportion is women. That is the substance of the analysis, and I think that answers the question which your Lordship asked. So that it leaves us of the 113, 7 men saved and 33 women; the others were lost. The Commissioner: About 35 percent of the whole. The Attorney-General: Yes. ARTHUR HENRY ROSTRON, Sworn. Examined by the ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 25353. Are you Master of the “Carpathia”? - Yes. 25354. You have been a great many years at sea, I think - how many? - 27. 25355. Altogether? - Altogether. 25356. You have filled every rank in the Merchant Service up to Master? - Yes. 25357. The “Carpathia” is a vessel belonging to the Cunard Company? - Yes. 25358. How long have you been Master of the “Carpathia”? - Since the 18th January. 25359. Of this year? - Yes. 25360. Before that had you been Master of another vessel of the same line? - Yes, the “Pannonia.” 25361. At what date did you sail on the “Carpathia” from New York - on what date before the th “Titanic” disaster? - The 11 April. th 25362. On the 11 April you left New York and you were then bound for Liverpool, Genoa, Naples, Trieste and Fiume? - No, Gibraltar. 25363. Can you tell me the number of passengers you carried approximately? - We had about 125 first, about 65 second, and 550 third. 25364. How many boats did you carry? - Then we had 18 boats. 25365. Lifeboats? - Lifeboats. 25366. Were they all under davits? - No. 25367. How many had you under davits? - 12 boats under davits. 25368. Were the rest on houses, or how? - No, the rest were inboard; 12 boats were under davits and the other boats were inboard of those boats. 25369. Can you tell me what the carrying capacity of those boats was in persons? - 68 and 72; about 68 was the average. 25369a. And how many passengers could the “Carpathia” carry; how many was she certified to carry, do you know? - About 1,050, I think it was at the time. I am not quite sure of those numbers because I have been absolutely unprepared for these questions. I cannot give you
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