National Steamship Company, Limited, agreement as to North Atlantic routes signed by. J. B. Ismay. 18978.

Newfoundland Banks, extra lookouts on, practice re. R. Lee. 2621, 2668.

New York American,” article in, alleged to be by Lady Duff-Gordon, questions re. Sir C. Duff-Gordon. 12643-6.

New Zealand:

Act of Parliament (based on Merchant Shipping Act. 1906), Section 202, as to boat drills, obligations of masters re, C Bartlett 21661.
Boat drills, compulsory, reference. A. Young. 23203.

NICHOLS, Boatswain on the S.S. “TITANIC”:

Information of, as to doom of ship. S. Hemming. 17739-41.
Operations directed by, on boat deck. G. Symons. 11781-3.
Order given by:

To fetch rope ladder. G. Hogg. 17569-72.
To stand by and be ready. G. Symons. 11352-7.

Orders to, to open gangway doors. C. Lightoller. 13896-914, 14678-82. E. Wi lding. 20475.
Piping of orders by. J. Poingdestre, 2828.
Referred to. G. Symons. 11437.

Nord-Deutscher Lloyd Line:

Agreement as to North Atlantic routes, signed by. J. B. Ismay. 18978.
Building of, for utilisation in time of war. L. Peskett. 21200.

North Atlantic:

Canadian Route, special instructions with regard to avoidance of ice. J. B. Ismay. 19005-14.

Questions re. C. Evans. 9170-4.
Routes shown on. J. B. Ismay. 18980.
Showing ice positions, Captain Harvey. 24549-63.

Experience of Witnesses in. H. Pitman. 14914-6. B. Steel, 22015-21.

Avoidance of, in different months, questions re. H. Sanderson. 19297-316.
Most southerly position. J. Boxhall. 16962.
When and where seen, experience re. E. Cannons. 23721-32. A. Rostron. 25528­30.


Competition affecting navigation of. Sir E. Shackleton. 25098-109.
Speed not reduced on account of ice. C. Lightoller. 13726.


Agreement as to. J. B. Ismay. 18614-23, 18976-80. H. Sanderson. 19287-90. B. Hayes. 21804, 21805. E. Cannons. 23788-90.
Alterations since disaster, route agreed. upon. J. B. Ismay. 18631-9. H. Sanderson. 19287-96.
Changes in, reasons. J. B. Ismay. 18402-6.
Greater safety attained by. Sir W. Howell. 22412-4.
Lane-routes, vessels not observing agreement as to. H. Sanderson. 19745-80.
New York and United Kingdom, no special instructions with regard to ice given for. J. B. Ismay.?????? [TIP NOTE: No number given for this comment.}
Outward bound, August and January. J. Boxhall. 15694.
Southward track, icebergs met within. H. Sanderson. 19302, 19310-6.

Weather conditions in, usually making launching of lifeboats difficult. H. Sanderson. 19166-9.
See also under Steel. B., and under Stewart. W.

“Notices to Fishermen” and “Notices to Mariners,” editor of, see Harvey, Joseph Massey.

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Oceanic Steam Navigation Company:

Agreement of, as to North Atlantic routes. J. B. Ismay. 18978. H. Sanderson. 19287-90.
Bonus offered by, to crew, to secure continuous service. J. B. Ismay. 18994-9.
Commanders, letter given to, on appointment, read. J. B. Ismay. 19073.
Mail contracts, speed minimum under. H. Sanderson. 19276, 19277.
Managing Director; see Ismay. J. B.
Marconi agreement, handed in. H. Sanderson. 19256.
Nationality, and lines owned by. J. B. Ismay. 18229-37.
Rules of, adopted for International Mercantile Marine Rule Book. H. Sanderson. 19756-8.
Share capital of, held by American Combination. J. B. Ismay. 18244, 18251.
White Star liners owned by. H. Sanderson, 19589-97.
See also White Star Company and White Star Line.


Binoculars for use of, approved. G. Bartlett. 21709-13.
On the bridge, objects detected by, before look-outs. A. Rostron. 25444-9.
Junior, two-watch system, opinion re. H. Lowe. 15971-4. G. Bartlett. 21749-58.

Ogilvy. A. A., representative of the London Institute of Underwriters on the Sub-Committee of the Board of Trade on Life-saving Appliances. 1911. Sir W. Howell. 22432, 22447­50. Sir N. Hill. 24587, 24787.

Oliver, Quartermaster on the S.S. “Titanic,” referred to. R. Hichens. 912, 935.

Osman, in emergency Boat 2, referred to. J. Boxhall. 15454.

Oswald, in Boat 1, reference. G. Symons. 11565.

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PARKE, CAPTAIN, Principal Officer of the Board of Trade, Port of London:

Letter to, asking for recommendations. A. Young. 23354.
Manning scale revision proposed by, referred to. A. Young. 23386.

Parliament, Acts of, see Acts of Parliament.

Passenger Steamers:

Boat accommodation on, for all (proposed), opinion of Witness re. A. Young. 23176-97.
Declaration of clearance of, authority for. Sir W. Howell. 22647.
No survey of, by Board of Trade, Captain Clarke. 24221-5.
Period of inspection for certificates. Sir W. Howell. 22805.

Lives lost, crew and passengers. 1881-1911, statistics. Sir W. Howell. 22156-67.
Passengers carried, and proportion of lives lost. 1892-1911. Sir W. Howell. 22142-54.

Stokeholds, manning scale adopted for. A. Young. 23441-6.
Survey of, international agreement as to, date. Sir W. Howell. 22099-102.
See also Passenger and Emigrant Ships.

Passenger and emigrant Ships:

Boat scale, tonnage as the basis, reason for. Sir N. Hill. 24648-52.
Percentage of vessels boated on tonnage basis carrying boat or raft accommodation for all on board, on a certain date. Sir N. Hill. 24663, 24664.

PASSOW, FREDERICK, Commander of the “St. Paul ” of the American-Inman Line. 21852-905:

Binoculars for look-outs, opinion re. 21877, 21878.
Certificate held by Witness. 21852.
Haze, seeing of, and reporting. 21890-7.
Icebergs, swell showing up. 21883, 21898-903.
Opinions expressed in Mr. Hayes' evidence, agreed to. 21861-5.
Routes followed by, in North Atlantic. 21866.
“St. Paul,” speed of. 21860.
Speed not slackened by, for ice. 21873-6, 21880.

Pawnchester, [Poingdestre] in charge of Boat 3, references to. W. Lucas. 1596-1598.

PEACOCK, ALFRED, Engineer and Ship Surveyor at the Board of Trade, Glasgow 24071­83:

Engelhardt boats for S.S. “Titanic,” survey of, by Witness. 24074-83.

PEARCEY, ALBERT VICTOR, Third Class Pantryman on the S.S. “Titanic.” 10326-497:


Condition of, when picked up. 10496-10497.
Crew. 10413, 10479-82.
Passengers in, number and sex. 10411-9.
Person in charge of. 10440-2.

Previous experience of Witness in White Star Line. 10327.


Babies saved by Witness. 10390-6.
Boat station on, of Witness. 10397-9.
Departure of Boat 3. 10402-9.
Duties of Witness. 10345-7.
Lifebelts put on passengers by Witness. 10355.
Passengers, third class, directed on to boat deck. 10357-83.

Description. 10452-5, 10463-71.
Time of. 10456-62.

Stewards going up to boat deck. 10387-9.
Watertight doors on F Deck, order to close. 10339-45.

Evidence of Witness, as to number of people in starboard collapsible boat. G. Rowe. 17654, 17655.

Peninsular and Oriental Line:

Inter-departmental discussion between, and the Board of Trade as to wireless telegraphy. Sir W. Howell. 22536.

Accommodation for all on board on. E. Wilding. 20828.
Carried on board, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle 21306.

Lookouts, A.B. seamen taking turns as. G. Hogg. 17488-93.
Steerage passengers not carried in. E. Wilding. 20901-3.

Penney, Mr., Board of Trade, London, boat tests of, report re. A. Young, 23298.

Penrose, Chief Bedroom Steward, orders given by. S. Rule. 9765.

Perkiss, Quartermaster on the S.S. “Titanic,” references to. R. Hichens. 1018. T. Ranger. 4075. G. Symons. 11752.

PESKETT, LEONARD, Naval Architect to the Cunard Company. 21039-254:

Admiralty, subsidising by, of Cunard liners, 21246-9.

Watertight decks being built in. 21156-61.
Watertight divisions, longitudinal above the level of watertight decks. 21176-82.


Decks above water line. 21214-22.
Double bottom, height. 21081, 21082.
Flooded compartments, plan shown re. 21530.
Responsibility of Witness for designs of. 21187-97.
Two compartment system of. 21211-3.
Watertight bulkheads:

Longitudinal, explanation. 21061-71.
Number and heights. 21044-60.

Watertight compartments, longitudinal and transverse, combination. 21083-91.
Watertight decks in, position and number 21072-81, 21145-54.
Watertight doors, (above tank top), system of closing. 21091-138, 21205-10.
Watertight decks, advantages. 21139-44.


Ordered into Boat 6. C. Lightoller. 13922, 14032. F. Fleet. 17456-9.
Referred to. R. Hichens. 1113. F. Fleet. 17328, 17341, 17346.

PHILLIPS, Marconi operator on the SS “Titanic”:

Conversation of Witness with, time of. H. Bride. 16450-6.
On Duty at 2 p.m. on April 14th. G. Turnbull. 16285.
Hours of, on duty. H. Bride. 16333-9.
Informed of Marconigram to SS “Baltic.” H. Bride. 16543-7.
Lifebelt removed from, questions re. H. Bride. 16774-86.

Communication with Cape Race established by. H. Bride. 16457-91.
After collision. H. Pitman. 15151-3. H. Bride. 16503-10.
Before collision, nature of. H. Bride. 16692­705.

Opinion of, as to relative strength of signals. H. Bride. 16538, 16562.
Ordered to quit duty, operations resumed after. H. Bride. 16554-70.
When last seen by Witness. H. Bride. 16602.
When relieved by Witness. H. Bride. 16462-8, 16490-4.
Referred to. C. Lightoller. 14132. H. Bride. 16327. G. Turnbull. 16039, 16040.

PIRRIE, Lord, Director of Oceanic Steam Navigation Company and Messrs. Harland and Wolff:

Conferences with, as to designs submitted to White Star Company. H. Sanderson. 19205.
Designs for ship made by, nature of, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21269, 21313.
Plans and designs for double davits submitted to, by Witness, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21277, 21288.
Presence of, at meetings of directors at which plans for double davits were submitted, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21365-416.

PITMAN, HERBERT JOHN, Third Officer on the SS “Titanic” 14911-5304:


Crew, number. 15019.
Discipline in. 15067-71.
Equipment, questions re. 15050-60.
Male passengers in, number. 15011.
Mr. Ismay assisting at. 14994-5007.
No rescues attempted by. 15086-91.
Number of persons taken in. 15263-70.
Passengers transferred from, number. 15083-5.
Refusal of two women to go into. 15012.
Tied up to another boat. 15245.
Witness in charge of. 14918, 15016-28.
Women and children put into, number and class. 15007-10.

Evidence in America, as to ice reports, quoted. H. Pitman. 15120-4.
Previous experience of Witness at sea. 14913-7.
SS “Titanic”:

Boat station of Witness. 14975-83.

Collapsible, equipment of, checked. 15301, 15302.
Filling and lowering, questions re. 15043-9, 15193-200.
Women and children ordered into. 15001-4.

Course of, alteration in, on day of collision. 15173-82, 15209-26.
Duty of Witness, on day of collision. 14919, 15103-6.
Forecastle head inspected by Witness. 14957.
Gangway doors, opening and closing, questions re. 15254-62.
Hatch 1, water rushing up. 14962-7.
Ice messages:

Seen by Witness, number of. 17020-40.
Unknown to Witness. 17018-40.

Ice region known by Marconigrams. 15107-50.
Lifebelts, number checked by Witness. 15296-8.
Lifeboats, port side, inventory of equipment taken by Witness. 15287-95.
Lights seen, distance of. 15061-5.
Mailroom being afloat, information re. 14948-50.
Marconigrams as to ice posted in chart-room. 15107-50.
Orders to Witness, to assist at Boat 5. 14984-8.
Sinking of:

Description. 15071-81.
Explosions at time of, explanation. 15240, 15241.
Time. 15096-8.


Conversation after, with Mr. Lightoller. 14941.
Stationary position of vessel after. 15227.
Witness roused by. 14918, 14930-47.

White Star Liners, experience of Witness in. 15248-51.

Certificate held by. G. Bartlett. 21636.
In charge of Boat 5, no attempt made by, to effect rescues. A. Jewell. 170-4, 188-91. A. Shiers. 4759-78, 4797-800.
Evidence of, as to course of S.S. “Titanic” on April 14th, read. G. Rowe. 17591.
Inspection by, of boats. H. Lowe. 15776.
Period of service in White Star Line. G. Bartlett. 21632.
Rousing of, by Witness. J. Boxhall. 15378.
References to. A. Shiers. 4812, 4822. C. Lightoller. 13423.

POINGDESTRE, JOHN., A. B. on the S.S. “Titanic” 2762-3339:

Boat musters on mail liners, practice re. 3145-50.
BOAT 12:

Attempts at rescue. 2992-3024.
Capacity. 3307-24.
Crew of. 2955.
Cries heard after sinking of vessel. 2997­3024.
Equipment. 3032-8, 3137-44.
Falls of. 2959, 3131-5.
Lack of seamen in, preventing rescues. 3188-91.
Lowering of, affected by attempts to rush. 2963-73, 3109-15, 3297.
Number of persons in. 2956-8.
Overcrowding of. 3223-6.
Position of, before lowering. 2905-24.
Reason for comparative emptiness. 3130-6, 3192-4.
Seamen taken into, from collapsible boat. 2979-87.
Tied up to another boat. 3039-75.
Witness ordered out of. 3202-6.
Women and children taken in, number. 2925-31.
Women transferred to. 3051, 3058, 3120-4.

Boat 14 tied up to Boat 12. 3061-75.
Lifebelts, room taken up by, in boats. 3194.
Look-out duty on forecastle head:

Experience of Witness re. 3152-60.
Reasons for. 3335-9.

Previous experience of Witness at sea. 2764­70.
Royal Mail Steamer “Arragon,” proportion of lifeboats and hands to tonnage. 3227-53.
SS “Titanic”:

Boat deck:

Access to, for third class passengers and crew. 3214-22, 3281-8.
Clearing of boats on. 2830-40.

Boat drill and muster on, 3148-51, 3268-74.
Boat station on. 2773-7.

Assistance given in lowering. 2932-43, 3198-201.
Lack of lanterns in. 3171-3.
Lowering, and disengaging falls. 3289-95.
Men passengers, attempting to rush. 2963-73, 3109-15.
No lights carried by. 3329-34.
Number of. 3275-80.
Women's disinclination to go in. 3303-6.

Boatswain's orders. 2828.
Bulkhead, wooden, breaking of by water. 2855-71, 3177-9.
Carpenter's information as to water. 2817-25.
Collision. 2801-4.
Forecastle, water corning into, described. 2840-54.
Joining of, by Witness. 3255-60.
Lights seen, position and time. 3076-95, 3101-6.
Passengers, third class:

Access of, to boat deck. 3214-22.
Coming up on deck. 2875-904.
Flooding of compartments of. 3175-81.

Vibration from engines at time of accident. 2792-8.
Warning to carpenter, re fresh water tanks. 2812-6.
Weather conditions on night of accident. 2780-91.


As to Filling of boats. C. Lightoller. 13888a.
On orders to Boat 6. C. Lightoller. 13899.

Postmaster-General, contract of, as to mails, per Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. H. Sanderson 19276, 19277.

PRITCHARD, JOHN, formerly Captain of the SS “Mauretania ” 25168-219:

Certificate held by Witness. 25168.

Boats ready to lower, time occupied in getting. 25207.
Experience of Witness as a Commander in. 25170-2, 25212.
Practice in, as to emergency stations, boat badges and boat drills. 25197-206.
Sailing directions, no instructions in, as to ice. 25188-96.

Experience of Witness at sea. 25211-6.
Icebergs, experience of Witness re. 25188-92.
Ice reports, practice of Witness as to speed and course on receiving. 25187, 25217-9.

In bow in hazy weather, opinion re. 25178-87.
Doubling of, in fog only. 25178-85.

Speed maintained by Witness, under conditions of S.S. “Titanic.” 25173-7.
S.S. “Mauretania,” full speed of. 25177.

Privy Council, Board of Trade a Committee of. Sir W. Howell. 22658.

Pursers, charge of, for marconigrams, H Bride. 16644-7.

PUSEY, ROBERT WILLIAM, Fireman on the SS “Titanic.” 13093-155:


Accommodation available in. 13129.
Conversation in, as to present of money. 13117-24.
Cries heard after sinking of S.S. “Titanic,” no notice taken of. 13104-12.
Hailing of, by other boats. 13113, 13126-8.
Lights seen and rowed for. 13113, 13114.
Opinion of Witness as to danger in attempting rescues. 13141-55.
Places in. 13101-3.
Rowing, direction of. 13113-5.
Rowing orders to. 13096.
Willingness of Witness to attempt rescues. 13130-5.

Witness in Boat 1, referred to. F. Sheath. 13064.

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