Limitation of Liability Hearings

 

CLAIM OF ROBERT W. DANIEL


DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

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IN THE MATTER OF
The Petition of the OCEANIC STEAM
NAVIGATION COMPANY LIMITED, owner
of the Steamship TITANIC, etc., for
limitation of liability.
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STATE OF NEW YORK )
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COUNTY OF NEW YORK

ROBERT W. DANIEL, being duly sworn, says, I am a resident of the City and County of Philadelphia and state of Pennsylvania .

On April 15th, 1912 , I was one of the passengers on the late Steamship Titanic at the time of her destruction by reason of collision with an iceberg, as set forth in the libel and petition herein. By reason of the said collision, and as I am informed and believe and charge, through the fault of the said petitioner the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, Limited, or of its agents and servants in charge of the Steamship Titanic, and without fault on my part, the said Steamship Titanic was sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean and became a total loss.

By the said sinking and destruction of said Steamship I lost my personal effects and property which went down with said vessel, to the value of upwards of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.)

That a true list or inventory of the articles and effects so lost is annexed hereto marked "Exhibit A," to be taken as part of this claim. That all and every the articles set forth were owned by me and were in my possession on said Steamship and were all totally lost with said ship; and as I am informed and verily believe no part of said articles has been raised or salved from the wreck thereof. That the values therein stated are the true and correct market values of the property at the time of said collision, to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

WHEREFORE I present a claim for damages against the said petitioner in these proceedings to the amount of $4,583.25.

Robert W. Daniel (sig)

Sworn to before me this
6th day of February, 1913.

(Illegible)
Notary Public
N. Y. Co. #34

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