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WITNESS SWEARS TITANIC SAILORS WERE UNTRAINED

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New York, May 3 –Mrs J Stuart White of Briarcliffe, N.Y., a survivor of the Titanic disaster yesterday testified before Senator William Alden Smith, chairman of the United States Senator investigation committee, that the sailors of the ill-fated liner were untrained and did not know their business.

Three who were rowing the lifeboat in which she and twenty-three other women escaped, she said, did not even know what the oarlocks were for.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2006) WITNESS SWEARS TITANIC SAILORS WERE UNTRAINED (The Syracuse Herald, Friday 3rd May 1912, ref: #5000, published 22 January 2006, generated 17th October 2021 08:43:23 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-sailors-untrained.html