With Bunkers Aflame, Officers Were Compelled to Race for Port.
New York Aril 20th That a fire had raged in the [?] bunkers of the liner Titanic from the day she left Southampton until she went to the bottom of the ocean off Newfoundland was the positive statement made today by J Dilley one of the stokers on the ship who was rescued.
He declares that Captain Smith and his officers knew of this fire, but kept it secret.
He further declared that seamen had fought the fire during the five days that the ship was racing westward on her maiden voyage and that the highest speed was maintained on this account.
Dilley was one of 150 survivors of the Titanic crew who were [?] back to England today on board the Red Star liner Lapland.
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