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the Captain was? I told him he was on the bridge. (Q.) Did the carpenter tell you anything about there being water? - (A.) Yes, he did; he said the ship was making water fast, and he passed it on to the bridge.” Then the Witness continued on with the intention of finding out what the nature of the damage was and where the water was visible. Then Mr. Andrews followed by the Captain goes to the engine room (your Lordship will find that on page 89) to see what had happened there. And then the Captain and the purser and Mr. Andrews all go to the main room. That is described three times, I think, on pages 89, 90 and 299. I am not going to stop to read it in detail. Mr. Andrews at that time thought (page 422), as the boatswain told Hemming, that the ship had half an hour to live. According to Mr. Boxhall at page 361, Question 15610, it was one to one and a half hours. That is what the Captain told Mr. Boxhall. Now I propose to take up the very important subject of the instructions given about getting the deckhands up to the boat deck and getting the passengers up there. (Adjourned to tomorrow, at 10.30 o’clock.)
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