Special to The Syracuse Herald

New York, May 3 – Mrs J Stuart White of Briarcliffe, N.Y., a survivor of the Titanic disaster yesterday testified before Senator William Alden Smith, chairman of the United States Senator investigation committee, that the sailors of the ill-fated liner were untrained and did not know their business.

Three who were rowing the lifeboat in which she and twenty-three other women escaped, she said, did not even know what the oarlocks were for.

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(1912) WITNESS SWEARS TITANIC SAILORS WERE UNTRAINED The Syracuse Herald (ref: #5000, accessed 5th August 2015 12:53:25 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-sailors-untrained.html

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    Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Sunday 22nd January 2006, last updated .