INVESTIGATORS SEND TUG 25 MILES DOWN HARBOR TO TAKE SAILOR OFF LINER; INQUIRY GOES TO WASHINGTON TO PREVENT TAMPERING WITH WITNESSES.

Chicago Examiner

New York, April 20---The Senate committee appointed to investigate the sinking of the liner Titanic closed a day of unearthing developments of supreme importance by having Quartermaster Hichens of the Titanic taken from the outgoing liner Lapland at Sandy Hook and brought back to this city under a subpoena.

Hichens had started for Southampton, with 181 other members of the crew of the liner, having been released by the committee after several officers and members of the ship's crew had been selected to remain for further examination.  After the Lapland had sailed, however, Senator William Alden Smith, chairman of the committee, discovered new facts which made it imperative that Hichens testify.  The wireless was used, and the Lapland held until a tug arrived.  Hichens is said to have been at the Titanic's whieel when she struck the berg.

Chicago Examiner, Sunday, April 21, 1912, p. 1, cs.7-8:

Related Biographies:

Robert Hichens

Relates to Ship:

Lapland

Acknowledgements

Thomas E. Golembiewski

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