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Says Ismay Chose Own Boat Crew

Worcester Evening Gazette

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New York- April 19- According to Mrs. W.J. Cardeza, of Philadelphia, after she had arrived at the Ritz-Carlton with T.D.M. Cardeza, J.Bruce Ismay was not only safely seated in a lifeboat before it was filled, but he also selected the crew that rowed the boat. According to Mrs. Cardeza, Mr. Ismay knew that Mr. Cardeza was an expert oarsman and he beckoned him into his boat. Mr. Cardeza manned an oar until the boat was picked up about two hours later.

Mrs. William Bucknell of Philadelphia, after telling of taking an oar in a lifeboat and rowing 'till her hands were blistered said:

"After being taken aboard the Carpathia, J.Bruce Ismay went to a cabin and remained closeted until waited upon by a committee of the survivors, who demanded that they be permitted to see him. One of the questions that was put to him was as to what the White Star and the International Mercantile Marine Co.'s intended doing in the way of reparation. To this Mr. Ismay replied that the company would do all in its power to make a partial repayment for the suffering of the survivors. Further than this he would say nothing."


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Says Ismay Chose Own Boat Crew (Worcester Evening Gazette, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #2978, published 29 May 2004, generated 23rd March 2023 02:24:57 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/says-ismay-chose-own-boat-crew.html