New York, May 2 – J. Bruce Ismay, president of the International Mercantile Marine, sailed for his home in England today on the White Star liner Adriatic. Mr. Ismay said that he was worn out and that there was nothing to add to his testimony regarding the Titanic disaster that he gave before the Senate investigating committee.
The managing director of the White Star line boarded the Adriatic a few minutes before she sailed at 12 o’clock and went at once to his stateroom. At first he declined to say anything but later had the following to say.
“I have given all the testimony in the Titanic case at Washington. I have given them all the information at my command. There is certainly nothing more to say. I have no ill feeling against the American public and think the Senate investigation was thorough. I am feeling very tired and wish to retire.”
Before leaving his hotel with Vice-President P. A. B. Franklin, Mr. Ismay conferred with J. P. Morgan Jr. together with several directors of the company.