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i,'!and for some .minutes I, did. not
know what ha'd happened.
"I went out and asked an offi
cer. He said he did not know.
Capt. A. H. Rtfstron.
I went back and dressed myself,
and went to the bridge, where I
met Captain Smith. I,asked him
what had happened.
"He told me the ship had struck
ice, and he feared it was badly
damaged. I rushed down to the
office of the chief engineer, and he
told me the same fears.
"I went back to the bridge, and
heard the order given to get out
lifeboats. I assisted in getting
them ou. I went to tlue starboard
side o the ship, and I stayed until
the fourth boat had been'lowered.
"1 do not know whether the
captain stayed onthebridge."
''Did the other offices seem to
know the serious condition of the
ship?" asked Smith. - .
"I couldn't -say. I-had no can--versation
with them." ,
"Dd you consult with the cap
tain regarding the ship's move
ments?" asked Smith.
"No," replied Ismay. "I want
to say right here we were not at
tempting to make any speed rec
ords." "Did you know you were near
icebergs?" asked Smith.
'Tknew ice had been reported,"
admitted Ismay. "I never had
seen an iceberg in my life, "but I
knew we had received . wireless
warnings we would be in ice re
gions Sunday night."
"Did you talk with the captain
or other officers about the ice?"
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