I will tell your Lordship why I thought so. If you look at the plan I should have taken it from the section to be between F and G decks, because, according to the plan, that is the first indication of coamings.
That is so.
Very well; that is right, probably.
There is something like a coaming if you look at C, and then the next one is G.
11396. (The Commissioner - To the witness.) Will you come round here?
- (The witness explained the plan to the Commissioner.)
He tells me, looking at this plan, he thinks that the water he saw was by the coaming on G deck.
Yes; I thought that is what he must mean.
11398. (The Attorney-General - To the witness.) You saw this water below the coamings? Is that below the coamings on which there are hatchway covers?
- Below the coamings is where the hatches come on, and also the cover.
11399. That makes it quite plain that it is G deck. As I understand you, you did not have much time to look at it?
- No, I had just time to see the water come in when the order came, "All hands on the boat deck."