United States Senate Inquiry

Day 17

(Testimony taken before Senator William Alden Smith, Chairman of the Subcommittee, sitting separately.)

WITNESS.

Captain John J. Knapp  –  United States Navy Hydrographer.
Testimony

SUBMITTED.

[CHARTS.]

Chart No. 1  –  "Ice as Reported Near the Titanic."
Submitted

Chart No. 2  –  "Ice Barrier, Nearby Ships."
Submitted

Chart No. 3  –  "Ships' positions Near Titanic.
Submitted

[MEMORANDUMS.]

Memorandum No. 1  –  "Reports of Wrecks, Derelicts, Ice and Other Obstructions to Navigation."
Submitted

Memorandum No. 2  –  "Titanic - Ice Barrier, Nearby Ships."
Submitted

Memorandum No. 3  –  "Memorandum on Ships' Position as Shown on Chart."
Submitted

Senator SMITH.
I desire to put into the record a memorandum from Capt. Knapp regarding the drift of ice on and near the Grand Banks, submitted by the Hydrographic Office May 13, 1912.

Memorandum No. 4  –  "In Re Drift Ice On and Near the Grand Banks."
Submitted

Senator SMITH.
I submit for the record also a letter addressed to Senator Perkins, transmitted to the committee, concerning certain backing trials of the battleships Delaware and North Dakota at the time these vessels were running, ahead at about 21 knots speed.

(The letter referred to, together with the letter of transmission of Senator Perkins, is here printed in the record as follows]:

Memorandum  –  Backing Trials Data from USS North Dakota and USS Delaware.
Submitted

Senator SMITH.
I also submit for the record a memorandum received from Capt. Knapp of the Hydrographic Office regarding the routes traveled by steamers, and having special reference to certain changes in these routes, or tracks, after the accident to the Titanic.

(The memorandum referred to is here printed in the record, as follows]:

Memorandum from Captain Knapp  –  Re: Sea Lanes and Steamer Tracks.
Submitted

Senator SMITH.
I also submit a letter received by the committee from the Director of the United States Geological Survey, bearing date May 16, 1912, having special reference to the composition of icebergs.

(The letter referred to is here printed in the record as follows]:

Memorandum from Geo. Smith  –  Formation of Icebergs.
Submitted

(At 5 o'clock p. m. the taking of testimony before Senator Smith was adjourned.)