Exciting scenes were witnessed at Lloyds underwriting rooms yesterday. Insurance losses in the last six months have been unparalleled in the history of Lloyds in liners of the biggest class. Since the Olympic collision, both the Delhi and Oceana have been wrecked, and now comes the disaster to the Titanic.
When business opened there was a rush to reinsure. Fifty guineas per cent was charged, and this rapidly rose to 60, but later dropped to 25 on news that the Titanic was being towed to Halifax.
It is understood that there was no specie aboard the liner but large insurances had been written on diamonds and other valuables in its cargo.
Tuesday, April 16, 1912, p. 6, c. 2: