And I met another fellow… oh, Baker.
Yes, With a spark flying from the points when you pressed the buzzer, Yes, and here are the charging and distributing apparatus, Yes. he said.Confusion EverywhereAs told by Oxenham, the crew began closing down the companionways, more and more persons came on deck and then confusion mounted. Lord: I didn’t think we saw any newspapers there. Our intention was to put you back in the ship.’ And that was the same words Mr Roper used. Lord: Oh, they did. He was very interested, and I lost interest in it, everything was quiet, nothing further being mentioned about it, and I was away at sea and earning my living, and getting along very quietly and nicely… although Foweraker did write to me repeatedly, and I wrote to him, replying, giving all the information he asked for. So I know something about them. There were three names in the firm. right, so he couldn’t make any mistakes. Just snoring away and dozing off then. Nice boy. "This struck me funny. Stone had that down pat. Well, that was the… finished, so far as I was concerned. Who was it wrote to London? Lord: Was I? As soon as I arrived in port, I could go home, that was understood with him. Two-masted Leyland ship that Rostron had seen, but I’m not sure we saw anything after. Very pleased with himself. He joined me there, and he was in the hall, and Dunlop came up, and we were all talking. Mahan] up, and had a talk with him.
The position was obtained at noon…. That was - Mersey seemed to think the positions were wrong. We know now that the Titanic did, in fact, break in two when the ship was discovered and photographed in 1985.
I slowly realized the last words I might ever hear from my husband were, “I’m going to see what has happened.” I remember standing at the railing for hours, looking out to the open sea and hoping upon hope that I would discover just one more lifeboat. His father – I’d met him, when I first joined. If I remember correctly, she was the only survivor in her family, and was a young girl at the time. I never had a drink aboard a ship. We found 712 people. Correct position. They thought they were – of course Groves wasn’t getting anything out of it. No bother at all. Not much [wanted], as far as Lord Mersey and Isaacs and those people are concerned. If you love the history of the saga of the Titanic, this is the book for you. Lord: I think Roper was dead when they wound up the company. I never had a wrong word with him.
The explosion leaving the deck, and explosion up in the air, he would have heard them [both]. He said, ‘Which way out will you go?’ I said, ‘I’ll have to go through, to the north of Scotland.’ He said, ‘It’s not very nice out there.’ I forget – the Pentland Firth, which is narrow. I’ve no say in the matter.’ And we had these directors – there’s only this man, Mathison. Lord: No, I haven’t re-read the papers at all. No, it's about 25 people in it. Now, where - doesn’t that, those three things –, Lord: They wanted a goat. And what was their opinion? No such thing ever happened in any ship. A boat drill at midnight?" I think he had to blame someone. "There was a warning about two hours before the "Titanic" struck the iceberg," he said. Here is a link to an article mentioning Mrs. Hakkarainen in a reminiscence by another Finnish survivor: https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/hirvonen.html . I didn’t see him there any more. Some cinema in Liverpool. I think your radio messages, which you kept, showed one from a man called Wick on the Olympic, asking about passengers, and newspapers, I think, were interested too, weren’t they?
I don’t think he asked us any questions, he may have done. To the best of my recollection, I don’t think there was any… I’m nearly sure there wasn’t any speaking tube into the chart room. [Entry of Stanley T. Lord (Captain Lord’s son); ‘May I interrupt the conference for a moment?’ Discussion about taking of dog for walk, and enquiries about Leslie Harrison;s family and forthcoming holiday in Cornwall.]. Q37. Franklin did. I waited until the last boat was down, walked around, talked with a young fellow I knew by the name of John B Thayer and made my way aft (towards the stern)," said Oxenham.Still on the boat deck, Oxenham said he looked over a rail and this was what he saw:The Vineland survivor told how he and the other persons clinging to the boat watched the "Titanic" in it’s death agony about 60 yards away. Lord: No, didn’t ask anyone. Lord: No, oh no – Sir John Latta, Bart. Lord: Helped me to carry on. I should think about five o’clock, I haven’t got the exact figure, but we sent this word out, that we passed three large bergs, five miles south of us, and where they were exactly.
But the fact that the Californian stopped, and the Titanic never saw anything when she stopped, proves it could not have been the Californian.