14818. (Senator Smith.) Col. Gracie, would you like to make some additional statement beyond the one which you have just made?
- Yes, sir; if I might be allowed to do so.
14819. Please do so.
- I want to speak of Maj. Butt and Mr. Clarence Moore and Mr. Millet. I testified that they were in the smoking room. I want it understood that the time they were in the smoking room was about 1 o'clock. That was not while the boats were being lowered. I do not know what they did after that, after I saw them, but I did not see them on the upper deck or on the deck at all. That is the last I saw of them.
14820. This time that you speak of was after the collision?
- After the collision.
14821. And about an hour before the boat sank?
- All of that. It was more than an hour.
14822. An hour and 20 minutes.
- Yes, fully that. So that whatever they did after that is not in my testimony at all.
14823. You did not see any of them after that?
- I did not see any of them after that. I only mention that fact, because they were perfectly imperturbable, showing their confidence in the ship, that no disaster was going to take place. In fact a great deal of my testimony is given for that purpose, to show how unconcerned everybody was about this serious disaster until the very last.
That is all, Col. Gracie.