After leaving the witness stand, at his request, and while still under oath, Mr. Robert Hichens, wheelman on board the Titanic who appeared before the committee Wednesday, April 24, made the following statement to Senator Smith:
At 9.45 o'clock p. m., Sunday, the ship was traveling at that rate and going full speed when the log was taken at 10 o'clock.
You mean by full speed, 22 1/2 miles per hour.
Do you know whether she was running as fast as she could run?
I do not know, sir.