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Quartermasters, customary duties of. R. Hichens. 1060-78. W. Wynn. 13352.

Queenstown, arrival and departure of SS “Titanic.” C. Lightoller. 13440-2.

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Radcliffe, Henry, Shipowner, on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22426-32.

Raeburn, Mr., representative of the Shipowners' Parliamentary Committee on the Advisory

Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22423-32.

RANGER, THOMAS, Greaser on the SS “Titanic”:

Boat 4:

Difficulty in managing. 4134.
Number of persons picked up by. 4103-7.
Proper number to man opinion re. 4129-31.
Return of, for Witness. 4063-92.
Women and children in, number. 4066-76.

Previous experience of Witness. 4140-3.
SS “Titanic”:

Boat station of Witness. 4137, 4138.
Collision, shock of, described. 3995-4000.
Deck B, arrival of Witness at, after departure of boats. 4043-52.
Descent of Witness, by falls into Boat 4. 4054-89, 4124-6.
Duties of Witness on board. 3984-4011.
Escape of Witness by dummy funnel. 4027-33.
Lights of, burning at time of sinking. 4107-22.
Sinking of, description. 4093-102.
Turbine engines, stopping of. 3997-4002.

Witness in Boat 4, referred to. C. Lightoller. 13949, 13956.

RANSON, JOSEPH BARLOW, Master of the SS “Baltic” 24957-5013:

Ismay, Mr., practice of, in travelling in White Star liners. 24992-7.

Course and speed maintained by, in spite of ice reports. 24976-84, 24998.
Ice reports received by. 24959-61, 24965-72.
Practice of Witness as to speed in clear weather, after ice reports. 24976-84.
Sailing of, date. 24958.

White Star liners, speed of, maintained in clear weather. 24976-91.

Red Star Line:

Agreement of, as to North Atlantic routes, signed by. J. B. Ismay. 18978.
Control of. J. B. Ismay. 18256.
See also under Apfeld, G C, Marine Superintendent.

Register-General, agreement and account of the crew prepared by, revised and assented to by Board of Trade. Sir W. Howell. 22585-9.

Riason, Mrs., [Ryerson] marconigram mentioned to, by Witness. J. B. Ismay. 18357, 18365, 18366, 18481, 18833, 18341-4, 18449.

Rice, Mr., Board of Trade, Liverpool, boat test, report re. A. Young. 23298.

Roberts, Captain, Assistant Marine Superintendent White Star Line at Liverpool, reference. G. Bartlett. 21577, 21580.

ROBINSON, ANNIE, First Class stewardess on the SS “Titanic” 13272-314:

Previous experience of Witness in a collision. 13306-19.
SS “Titanic”:

Band playing when boat left ship. 13301, 13313, 13314.
Boat 11, Witness put into. 13296.
Deck E, water seen coming up to, time of. 13277-81.
Lady passengers looked after by, number. 13285, 13295.
Orders to Witness to put on lifebelts, time of. 13289-91, 13304, 13311.

Rockets, See Distress signals.

ROSTRON, ARTHUR HENRY, Master of the S.S. “CARPATHIA” 25353-574:

Evidence of, in New York, quoted. 25546-51.
Ice regions, risks in going through. 25454-67.
Ice reports, practice by Witness on receiving. 25531-44.
Lookouts, doubling of, on receiving ice reports. 25535-9.
North Atlantic track, experience of Witness as to ice seen in. 25528-30.
Previous experience of Witness at sea. 25354-6.

Arrival at wreckage, time of. 25498.
Boats of, under davits, number. 25364-9.
Boats lights seen from. 25404.
Boats picked up by:

Collapsibles, number and condition of. 25476-85, 25568-74.
Day breaking at time of. 24490-4.
Disposition of. 25494, 25500.
Impression as to complement of. 25495, 25566.
Lifebelts worn by passengers in, occupying space. 25561-3.
First arrivals. 25401-5, 25473-6.

Body seen in the water. 25497.
Crew, number. 25376.
Distance of, from S.S. “Titanic.” 25389.
Engines of, stopped. 25467, 25472.
Icebergs seen:

In course to S.S. “Titanic.” 25393, 25401-7, 25418-75.
Distance, number and height of, estimated. 25424-8, 25501-27.
How picked up. 25431-6.

Lights seen while steaming towards S.S. “Titanic” position. 25322-60.
Lookouts on duty on receiving ice-reports. 25409-17, 25429-32, 25440-9.
Marconigrams from S.S. “Titanic.” 25382-99.
Marconi operator, information given by, to Witness as to S.S. “Titanic” distress signal. 25388.
Passengers on, approximate number and classes. 25363.
Period of service of Witness as Master of. 25358, 25359.
Persons rescued by, and number of dead. 25485-9.
Rockets fired from. 25401.
Speed of. 25390.
S.S. “Titanic” position, vessels seen in neighbourhood of. 25551.
S.S. “Titanic.” wreckage of, seen. 25496.
Tonnage. 25374.

White Star Company's night signal seen. 25394, 25401.
Marconigram sent by, by Mr. Ismay's orders. H. Cottam. 17158-66.

Rothes, The Countess of, steering by, in Boat 8. A. Crawford. 17862-5, 17947, 18048.

ROWE, GEORGE THOMAS, Quartermaster on the S.S. “Titanic” 17573-685:


Chinamen saved in. 17648-53.
Crew. 17645.
Men in, questions re. 17637-44, 17653.
Number of persons in. 17653-5, 17697.
Order of leaving. 17686, 17698.
Witness in charge of. 17627-9.
Women in, number. 17630.

Previous experience of Witness at sea. 17574-7.

Boat seen in the water, telephone message re. 17614-24.
Condition of, at time of launching collapsible. 17686-8.
Course changed during duty of Witness at the wheel. 17579-94.
Distress rockets, Witness assisting at firing of. 17683-5.
Lights seen from, position of. 17657-74.
Patent log, situation of, on the ship. 17689-93.
List of, to port. 17675-82.
Position of Witness when on duty, 8-12 p.m. 17596-9.
Speed of, at time of collision. 17607-13.

Evidence of Witness as to collapsible boat, starboard, referred to. J. B. Ismay. 18565, 18930.

Rowe, T, representing Lloyd's on the Life­saving Appliances Sub-Committee, 1911. Sir W. Howell. 22432, 22447-50. Sir N. Hill. 24587, 24744-6, 21787.

Rowlands, Mr., question asked by, in House of Commons, as to North Atlantic tracks. J. B. Ismay. 18618.

Roxburgh, Mr., representative of the Shipowners' Parliamentary Committee on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22423-32.

Royal Commission on the Loss of Life at Sea, 1886:

Report of. 1887. Sir W. Howell. 22222-4.
Referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22270.

Royal Mail Steam Packet Company:

Boat drills and musters on. T. Ranger. 4143. A. Shiers. 4803-5. J. Poingdestre. 3145-51. C. Mackay. 10821-8.
Bulkhead drills in. A. Shiers. 4805.

Accommodation in, for all on board. E. Wilding. 20828.
Proportion of, to tonnage, as compared with White Star Line. J. Poingdestre. 3227-53.

Limited number of steerage passengers carried by. E. Wilding. 20901.
Lookouts' Duty:

In crow's nest. G. Hogg. 17488-93, 17651-5.
On forecastle head, practice re. J. Poingdestre. 3152-9.

ROYDEN. T. B., Deputy-Chairman of the Cunard Company

Co-option of, to the Life-saving Appliances Sub-Committee, 1911. Sir W. Howell. 22432, 22447-50. Sir N. Hill. 24598, 24639.
Information from, as to rejection of certain vessels by Board of Trade. Sir N. Hill. 24712.
Member of the Committee of the Board of Trade, 1891, to report upon watertight bulkheads. Sir W. Howell. 22255.
Opinion of, as to unreasonableness of requirements of Rule 12. Sir N. Hill. 24812.
Statement of, at a committee meeting, quoted. Sir N. Hill. 24807-9.

RULE, SAMUEL, Bathroom Steward on the S.S. “Titanic” 6367-669, 9597-832:

BOAT 15:

Anxiety of passengers to get into. 6587-92.
Condition of S.S. “Titanic” at time of lowering. 9717-9.
Crew, number. 9618-30, 9803.
Difficulty in finding women to go in. 6509­22.
Filling of, at A deck. 6497-528, 9662-98, 9679-700, 9806-27.
Last to leave ship. 6534.
Men passengers in, number. 6540, 6560, 6585-92, 9634-60.
Passengers in, number. 9800-3.
Rowing in. 6600-2.
Women passengers in, number and class. 6539, 6554-7, 6558, 6574-82, 6658-69.

Previous experience of Witness at sea. 9737-42.

Awaking of Witness by stoppage of engines. 6381-92.
Boat 1 (emergency):

First to be lowered. 6486.
Rowing orders given to. 6451-63.

Boat 3, filling and lowering of. 6422-74.
Boat 5, Witness assisting at. 6474-9.
Boat drill. 9740.
Boat list, posting of. 9743-5.

Order of lowering. 9720-7.
Provisioning of, by Witness. 6475-83.

Boat station of Witness. 6424.
Events after striking. 9749-76.
Orders to Witness to go on deck. 6412.
Passengers, women, scouts sent to look for. 9662-72, 9690-2.
Quarters of Witness, position. 6371-6.

Witness in Boat 15, referred to. J. Hart. 10016.

Runciman. Sir Walter, Shipowner, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22426-32.

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