Congressional Edition Volume 6167

Congressional Edition Volume 6167

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and we saw in the distance a raft or Berthon boat submerged, in the distance, with a crowd of men on it. We went over to the boat and found probably 20, or there might have been 25, men and 1 woman; also 3 or 4 dead bodies, which we left. Returning again under canvas sail--we stepped our mast at night--we took in tow a collapsible boat containing fully 60 people--women, children, and men. Senator Bourne. How much water was there in your boat at that time? Was there still 8 inches, or had you any water in there at at that time? Mr. Crowe. After we got some people out of our boat and returned to the wreck we did not take in so much water, because we bailed a certain amount of water out and no more seemed to come in. Senator Bourne. Then you infer that the strain was among the upper timbers, near the gunwale? Mr. Crowe. Yes, sir; I think, the boat being new, the wood had warped sufficiently to not prevent the water from coming in. Then we returned alongside the Carpathia, and then we landed our people. That is the story, sir. Senator Bourne. You were in boat No. 14 when it was lowered? Mr. Crowe. Yes, sir. Senator Bourne. Was there any shooting that occurred at the time the boat was lowered? Mr. Crowe. Yes, sir. Senator Bourne. Explain to the committee what knowledge or information you have relative to that? Mr. Crowe. There were various men passengers, probably Italians or some foreign nationality other than English or American, who attempted to rush the boats. The officers threatened to shoot any downward or upward, not shooting at any of the passengers at all and not injuring anybody. He fired perfectly clear, upward or downward. Senator Bourne. Did that stop the rush? Mr. Crowe. Yes, sir. Senator Bourne. There was no disorder after that? Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 574 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,012g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548159
  • 9781236548153