Robert Hitchens, 51, a ship's navigating officer, who was stated to have been at the wheel of the Titanic when she was sunk in 1912 after striking an iceberg, appeared in the dock at Winchester Assizes yesterday, charged with the attempted murder of Frederick George Henry Henley at Torquay on November 12 by shooting him. Hitchens was found guilty and sentenced to five years' penal servitude. Mr. Justice du Parcq said it was a lighter sentence than he intended to give, but he had taken his past career into account.
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