Canadian Pacific Railway Line:

Boat drills. J. Johnson. 3601-3.
Instructions issued by, to Captains as to field ice. J. Moore. 9261, 9405-12. J. B. Ismay. 18698-708, 18971.
Regulations of, to ships officers as to speed referred to. C. Lightoller. 14358.

CANNONS, EDWIN GALTON, Master of the S.S. “Minnewaska,” Atlantic Transport Line. 23714-850:

Binoculars considered valueless in North Atlantic 23817.
Experience of Witness at sea. 23714-20.
Ice, when and where seen, experience of Witness, re. 23721-32, 23737-43.

Capsized, appearance and height. 23818­23.
Colour 23797-813.
Distance possibly seen under conditions of SS. “Titanic” disaster. 23834-50.

Ice-region, speed maintained, and look-out kept in. 23744-52.

Before Marconi system, practice re. 23791.
Directions given to watch in cases of. 23814.

Look-outs, doubling of, in ice-regions. 23765-78.

Date of adoption. 23788-90.
Experience of Witness on. 23785-7.

Speed, maintenance of, till ice sighted. 23816.
S.S. “Minnewaska,” speed of. 23795.

Canterbury, Archbishop of, a constitutional member of the Board of Trade. Sir W. Howell. 22658.

Cape Cod, communication of S.S. “Carpathia” with. H. Cottam. 17085.

Cape Race:

Importance of, for trade messages. S. Lord. 7249.

from S.S. “Amerika” through S.S. “Titanic.” G. Turnbull. 16111-70.
from S.S. “Titanic.” C. Evans. 8994-9005, 9014-25. G. Turnbull. 16291-9. H. Bride. 16434, 16457-91, 16692-705.

Private messages for. H. Bride, 16647.
Red Star liners formerly reporting to. G. Apfeld. 25608, 25609.

Cargo steamers, boat accommodation scale for, rules re. Sir W. Howell. 22341-7. Sir N. Hill. 24650.

CARLISLE, THE RIGHT HON. ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, formerly Chairman of the Managing Directors and General Manager of Messrs. Harland and Wolff. 21255-529:


Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee, 1911:

Insufficiency of boats on S.S. “Titanic” mentioned by Witness before. 21328-37.
Plans for double davits submitted by Witness to. 21350-64.
Report of, signed by Witness, read. 21501-29.
Witness a member of. 21256.

Boat, decks, light construction of, with regard to weight of boats. 21438-48.
Davits fitted to S.S. “Titanic” as a provision in case of further requirements of. 21267, 21277-88, 21294-6, 21369.

for Four boats:

Plans of Witness for, when designed and submitted to Committee. 21359-63, 21481-4.
Practicability. 21300-12.
Stability of ship possibly affected, question re. 21426-56.


Adoption of. 21477-85.
Interest of Witness in. 21496-500.

Enforcement of proposed extended boat scale in existing ships, disapproved. 21345-7, 21358, 21489.
Resignation of Witness from Messrs Harland and Wolff. 21362.
S.S. “Olympic” and S.S. “Titanic,” insufficiency of boats in, Witness's opinion re. 21486-97.

Davits for four boats:

Designs of Witness for, plan produced. 21270-308.
Fitted, with one only. 21281-308.

Lifeboats, insufficiency of, in opinion of Witness. 21435-37.


Longitudinal, disapproval of. 21458.
Transverse, height considered proper for. 21460.
Watertight doors in, necessity for. 21463-73.


Agreement of, to boat scale adopted by Sub-Committee. 24737-55.
Attendance of, at meetings of the Sub-Committee on boat scale. Sir N. Hill. 24586, 24608, 24619-22.
Co-option of, on Sub-Committee on life­saving appliances. Sir W. Howell. 22432, 22447-50. Sir N. Hill. 24598.
Davit plans designed by, shown to the Sub-Committee, opinion re. Sir N. Hill. 24613-5, 24737-48.
Document signed by. A. Young. 23398, 23399.
Evidence of:

As to meetings of Sub-Committee on life­saving appliances. Sir N. Hill. 24610-12, 24621-9, 24679-87.
As to opposition offered by Witness to suggestions for increased number of davits, denied. Sir N. Hill. 24814-23.

Interview with, as to designs of SS. “Titanic” and S.S. “Olympic,” quoted. J. B. Ismay. 18660.
Opinion of, as to the reasonableness of requirements of Rule 12. Sir N. Hill. 24812.

CARRUTHERS, FRANCIS, Member of the Institute of Naval Architects, Engineer and Ship Surveyor to the Board of Trade at Belfast. 23851-4020:


Passenger declaration, certificates required for. 24006-20.
Service of Witness in. 23853, 23854.

Declaration of survey given by Witness to the S.S. “Titanic.” 23865-70.
Duties of Witness in inspecting boats and life-saving appliances, compasses, etc. 23999.
Experience of Witness at sea. 24000-5.
Qualifications of Witness to be a surveyor. 23871-82.

Building of, duty of Witness re. 23855-70.

Compliance of, with rules as to height of bulkheads in relation to freeboard. 23935-84.
Suggestions as to, referred by Witness to London, and subsequent action taken. 23889-948.
Testing of watertight bulkheads, 23948­78.

Declaration of survey of, clerical errors in, explained. 23883-8.
Lifebuoys, description. 24021-30.
Steaming tests. 23988-98.


Certificate to S.S. “Titanic” signed by. H. Sanderson. 19099, 19101.
Declaration of survey given by, to S.S. “Titanic,” referred to. W. Archer. 24238.
Reports of, as to bulkheads and freeboard of S.S. “Titanic.” W. Archer. 24435-51.
Survey made by, of S.S. “Titanic.” C. Lightoller. 14615-38.
Referred to. A. Young. 23145. Sir A. Chalmers. 22856, 22859.

Carter, Mr., in starboard collapsible boat, referred to. G. Rowe. 17634, 17652. J. B. Ismay. 18562.

Cathery, Mr., nominated by the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union, and representing seamen, on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22426-32.

Caussin, Captain, of S.S. “La Touraine,” message from S.S. “Caronia” signed by. J. Boxhall. 15689.

Referred to. G. Turnbull. 16061.

CAVELL, GEORGE, Trimmer on the S.S. “Titanic.” 4182-501:

BOAT 15:

Crew. 4373-9, 4414-20.
Difficulty in finding plug of. 4478-83.
Fireman in charge of. 4373.
Lowering of, to deck and filling of. 4319-72.
Passengers, number, class and sex. 4319­72, 4461, 4470.
Witness ordered into, 4315.

Previous experience of Witness on White Star liners. 4423-33.

Boat list, not seen by Witness. 4474-6, 4498-501.
Boiler section 4:

Coal bunker, effect of shock in. 4194-204.
Drawing fires of. 4248-67.
Escape of steam. 4275, 4279.
Failure of lights. 4215-22, 4241-4.
Shock felt in. 4200-3.
Signal to stop. 4210.
Steam pressure by the gauge. 4383-96.
Trimmers' duties. 4250-2.
Water rising in. 4257-67.
Witness on duty at time of accident. 4183-6.


In boat 15. J. Hart. 10013.
Evidence of:

As to boat 15, quoted. S. Rule. 6558.
As to flooding of boiler room 4. E. Wilding. 20344, 20960.

Identified as being in boat 15. S. Rule. 9632.
Referred to. S. Rule. 6564, 9612.

CHALMERS. Sir ALFRED, Nautical Adviser to the Board of Trade, Marine Department. 22843-3138:


Emigration Officers, discretionary powers of, as to manning 22972-94.
Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee, 1910:

Scale of boat requirements considered by. 22930-46.
As to testing of seamen's qualifications, re. 23007-21.

Official work of Witness at. 22845-9.
Passenger certificates:

Issuing of, procedure. 22855-60.
Posting of, in ships. 23052.


As to lifeboat accommodation, scale considered adequate. 22875-94A, 22922-4, 23055-67.
Minimum of, with maximum discretionary powers, approved. 23036-8.
As to watertight bulkheads. 23103-38.

Rules, 1894, still in force, explanation re. 22875-94A.

Certificate held by Witness. 22843, 22911-3.
Experience of Witness at sea. 22844, 22911-5.

Manning, minimum required for. 22955-9.
Proposed increase of accommodation, affecting safety of ships. 22875, 22891-6, 22947-51.

Look-out men, sight tests, voluntary, approved. 23028-35.
Seamen, rowing tests. 23022-4.

Extension of boating scale at discretion of. 23081-6.
Scales exceeded by, reason. 22887-96.

Stokers, test of efficiency considered inadvisable. 23025-7.

Letter of, to Advisory Sub-Committee as to reports and tables on proposed revision of boating scale. A. Young. 23384-7, 23460-71.
Questioned as to boat accommodation. A. Young. 23330.
Reports submitted to, as to proposed revision of boating scale. A. Young. 23377.
Referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22388, 22726.

Champness, Henry Robert, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1912, referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22252

CHANTLER, WILLIAM HENRY, Ship Surveyor in the Marine Department of the Board of Trade at Belfast 24031-70:

Board of Trade, Marine Department, special instructions received from, to inspect construction of boats. 24038-67.
Information asked for, as to curves of buoyancy and load, etc., and reply of Witness to. E. Wilding. 25319-24.
Qualification of Witness for boat inspection. 24034-7.
S.S. “Titanic” boats, inspection of, by Witness during construction. 24040-58, 24064-7.

Cherbourg, arrival at, and departure of S.S. “Titanic.” C. Lightoller. 13437-9.

Cheyney, W., Principal Officer for the Board of Trade, Yarmouth, report by, as to boat tests. A. Young. 23298.

CLARKE, MAURICE HARVEY, Assistant Emigration Officer under the Board of Trade at Southampton 24084-225:


Boat drills:

Improvement in attendance at. 24204-11.
Opinion of Witness re. 24166-74.
Recommendations. 24111-7.

Officers, need for increased number of. 24197-203.
Service of Witness in. 24086.
Surveyors, insufficiency of. 24187-93.

Boat accommodation scale, opinion of Witness re. 24137-50.
Certificate held by Witness. 24084.
Experience of Witness at sea. 24130.
Passenger steamers, no official survey of. 24221-5.

Boat drill on day of sailing. 24096-103.
Bulkhead door drill, inspected by Witness. 24175-83.
Clearance survey of, by Witness. 24087-91.
Davits, number of boats intended to be carried by. 24212-20.
Inspection, time occupied. 24104, 24106.
Muster called on day of sailing. 24094, 24095.

White Star Line, boat drills, firemen's objections to. 24151-63.

Boat tests made by, report re. A. Young. 23298.
Certificate for clearance of S.S. “Titanic” signed by. H. Sanderson. 19101.
Inspection by, of “Titanic.” C. Lightoller. 14645-62.
Reference. Sir A. Chalmers. 22862.

Clarke, Trevisa, of Swan, Hunter and Whigham Richardson, co-option of, to the Life-saving Appliances Sub-Committee, 1911. Sir N. Hill. 24638.

Clinch, seamen, in Boat 12, referred to. J. Poingdestre. 2950, 2955, 3026.

COLLINS, SAMUEL, Fireman on the S.S. “Titanic.” 12971-3053:


Crew and passengers ordered into. 12975-81.
Cries heard after sinking of S.S. “Titanic.” 12989-3017.
Direction of rowing. 13050-3.
Distance rowed by. 12982-5.
First mention in, of present of money. 13035-40.
Hailing of, by other boats. 13042-8.
Light seen from. 13019-20.
Remark made in, as to danger of suction. 12999-13002.
Return of, to scene of disaster. 13003-17.
Rowing of, questions re. 13021-3.
Sinking of S.S. “Titanic” seen from. 12987.


Position in boat. C. Hendrickson. 11292.
Referred to. C. Hendrickson. 5059, 11208.

Collision mats, see under Ships, Construction of.

Colonial Conference, 1887, reference to. Sir W. Howell. 22271.

Colvill, Mr., Principal Surveyor for Tonnage, Marine Department, Board of Trade, referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22122.

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, agreement as to North Atlantic routes signed by. J. B. Ismay. 18978.

Compasses, Board of Trade inspection of. F. Carruthers. 23999.

COTTAM, HAROLD THOMAS, Marconi Operator on the S.S. “Carpathia.” 17053-215:

Cape Cod, communication with. 17085.
Evidence of Witness in America, as to times of S.S. “Titanic” messages. 17181-201.

Boats picked up by. 17151-5.
Duty of Witness on. 17053-7, 17167-72.
Marconigrams sent:

List of names of saved, when sent. 17202-9.
For Mr. Ismay. 17158-66.
To S.S. “Mount Temple” 17068-84.

Marconigrams to, from S.S. “Titanic,” times. 17062-84, 17102, 17181-201.
Procès-verbal, composition of. 17173-80.
Report to bridge as to S.S. “Titanic” message. 17104-9.

S.S. “Virginian,” procès-verbal of, as to SS. “Titanic's” distress messages. 17210-5.

Disaster to, time when first heard of. 17081-103.
Kept in touch with by Witness. 17116-25.
Marconigram of, to S.S. “Frankfurt” overheard by Witness. 17125-37.

Cox, Mr., third class steward, passengers guided to boat deck by. J. Hart. 9958-63.

CRAWFORD, ALFRED, First Class Bedroom steward on the S.S. “Titanic.” 17829-8092:

Boat 5, crowded appearance of. 17909-15.

Crew in, number. 17840-4, 17930-49.
Cries heard when in. 18051, 18058.
Icebergs sighted at daylight. 17886-91.
Lowering and launching, time of. 17892.
Officer superintending lowering of. 17925-8.
Orders of Captain Smith to. 18092.

Assistance given by. 17857-66, 17941-3.
Class. 18018.
Women, number of. 17845, 17846.

Reason for lowering without full complement. 17894-903.
Rowing orders. 17853-84, 17960-8.
Suggestion made in, to return to the ship. 18025-49.



Distance estimated. 17847-55.
Orders to row to. 18066-9.
Side lights. 18060-5.

Tendency of. 18052-7.

S.S. “Carpathia,” lights in direction of approach. 18085-92.

Collision, shock felt. 17832.
Deck B, passengers cleared out of, and doors closed. 18070-5.

Assisted into lifebelts. 17834.
Women ordered to boat 10. 18020, 18076-84.

Crawford and Co., Messrs., Liverpool, double-acting davit plan submitted by. H. Sanderson. 19386, 19395.



Number available for manning of increased number of lifeboats, discussion as to. H. Sanderson. 19215-23.
Shortage of. H. Sanderson. 19663.


Lack of training for. A. Young. 23187-222.
Number required to man lifeboats,. G. Bartlett. 21686-703.


Objection of, to boat drill, see under White Star Line.
Preliminary boat practice for, opinion re. C. Lightoller. 14572-4.
Proportion of, scale re. A. Young. 23445.
Training of, opinion. re. A. Young. 23224-8.

Seamen, testing of (proposed), questions re. Sir A. Chalmers. 23007-21, 23022-4.

Leading, rating, and position of. F. Barrett. 1835-42.
Testing of (proposed), considered impracticable. Sir A. Chalmers. 23025-7.

Statutory requirements as to, considered sufficient. Sir A. Chalmers. 22905-7.

CROSBY, Turkish bath attendant on S.S. “TITANIC”:

Assistance given by, in closing watertight doors; J. Wheat. 10924.
Watertight doors in charge of. J. Wheat. 13230-3.


Nominated by the Liverpool Underwriters' Association on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22423-32.
Representative of the Liverpool underwriters on the Sub-Committee on Life-saving Appliances. 1911, reference. Sir N. Hill. 24587.

Cunard Line:

Agreement as to North Atlantic routes signed by representatives of. J. B. Ismay. 18978.
Agreement with, since disaster, as to alteration of route. H. Sanderson. 19287-96.
Boat badges served out in. S. Pritchard. 25197.
Boat drills. S. Pritchard. 25201-7.
Boat stations. S. Pritchard. 25197.
Bulkhead door stations and drills. S. Pritchard. 25197, 25209, 25210.
Chairman, see Booth, Mr.
Control of ships of, after leaving port. A. Rostron. 25546.
Fire stations. S. Pritchard. 25197.
Marconi installations in ships of, date. Sir A. Chalmers. 22875.

Calculations made by, in conjunction with Witness, as to flooding of compartments. E. Wilding. 25297-8.
See also Peskett, Leonard.

Sailing directions, no instructions in, as to ice. S. Pritchard. 25188-96.
Ships designed by and put in commission. L. Peskett. 21224.
Watertight bunkers, side, first introduction of. L. Peskett. 21243-6.
Watertight doors, closing of, daily. L. Peskett. 21097.

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