TIP - Limitation of Liability - Claim of Albina Bassani

Limitation of Liability Hearings

Claim of

ALBINA BASSANI


 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

 

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IN THE MATTER
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Petition of the OCEANIC STEAN NAVIGATION
COMPANY, LTD., for limitation of
liability as owner of the Steamship "TITANIC".
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PROOF OF CLAIM.

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  ANDREA PALMERI, (sig)
Proctor for claimant,
Office and P. O. Address:
220 Broadway,
Borough of Manhattan,
City of New York.
 

 

NOW COMES ALBINA BASSANI as claimant herein, pursuant to a monition duly issued by this court on the 4th day of October, 1912 and for her claims pursuant to the said monition by her proctor Andrea Palmeri respectfully shows and alleges to this honorable court.

FIRST: - On information and belief that the Oceanic Steamship Navigation Company, Limited was at all times hereinafter mentioned the owner of a certain steamship known and designated as Titanic, and that as such owner was a carrier of passengers for hire by said steamship from Liverpool to the port of New York.

SECOND: - That heretofore and on or about the 11th day of April, 1912, your claimant herein for value duly became a passenger upon the said steamship Titanic, owned, controlled and operated by the aforesaid Oceanic Steamship Navigation Company, Limited at Liverpool and embarked at the aforesaid place for the port of New York, being a first-cabin passenger.

THIRD:- That while en route from the aforesaid place of embarkment to the said port of Now York and while your said claimant was a passenger upon the aforesaid steamship Titanic the said steamship while en route from the place of embarkment as hereinbefore stated, to the port of New York, the said Titanic collided with an iceberg on or about the 14th day of April, 1912, as more fully set forth in the petition for an order appointing a commissioner to receive proofs of claim and directing a monition to issue enjoining suits duly filed in the office of the Clerk of the United States District Court in and for the Southern District of New York on the 4th day of October, 1912, and that subsequent to the said colliding of the said steamship Titanic with an iceberg, as hereinbefore stated, the said steamship sank and your deponent is one of the surviving passengers.

FOURTH: - By reason of the calamity and sinking of the said steamship Titanic your claimant as a passenger lost the following personal property and moneys which she now claims is justly due her, that is to say:

 

     
Dresses and other wearing materials and apparels
for which primarily consists of stylish, tailor-made
gowns for which your deponent paid a sum equal
to currency in the United States of
  $400.
and that the same is the reasonable value thereof.
Bedding and linen and other apparatus for bedding
purposes
  $300.
and that the same is the reasonable value thereof.
Hats, bonnets and head gear
  $100.
and that the same is a reasonable value thereof.
Shoes, slippers and other foot gear
  $50.
and that the same is the reasonable value thereof.
Tools and implements which your claimant
uses in her daily vocation of a lady in
waiting for ladies by whom she is employed
at divers times
  $250.
and that the same is the reasonable value thereof.
Jewels for personal adornment
  $1500.
and that the same is the reasonable value thereof.
Toilet articles
  $40.
and that the same is the reasonable value thereof.
Money
  $250.
     
Total Claim   $2890.

 


 

 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.


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IN THE MATTER
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Petition of the OCEANIC STEAN NAVIGATION
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STATE OF NEW YORK
CITY OF NEW YORK                     SS:
COUNTY OF NEW YORK

ALBINA BASSANI being duly sworn deposes and says:
That she is the claimant above named and that she has read
the above claim and knows the contents thereof, and that
the same is true to her own knowledge, information and
belief.

(Sig.)  Albina Bassani


Sworn to before me this
13th day of January 1913.
(Sig.) Alma Meta Goldyer,
Commissioner of Deeds,
City of New York, #64