||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Hopkins, Mr Robert John||13||13||5.00|
|Lee, Mr Reginald Robinson||13||13||5.00|
Testimony of Reginald Lee
2526. Did you get any order about that? - No, but I did not want to make a jump for it, and I went on to the next boat because there was scarcely anybody in that boat.
2527. You mean there was scarcely anybody in No. 13 boat? - Yes. Mr. ---- , I cannot tell you what his name is - a tall officer, about 6 feet in height, fresh complexion - I forget his name; I could not remember his name - he was there attending to passing the passengers into the boats.
2528. Was it Mr. Wilde, the chief officer? - No, He is about the sixth officer, or the fifth officer.
2529. At any rate, he was a very tall man, according to you? - Yes, tall and spare. I think he was drowned.
2530. Then what did you do? - We put some women and children into the boat, and then there were some passengers got in, and I was ordered by him to get in the boat and we lowered away; and then No. 15 very nearly came on top of us.
2531. That is No. 13 you are speaking of? - Yes.
2532. And No. 15 very nearly came on top of you? - Yes.
2533. I do not think it will be useful to go all through that again; we have heard what happened from Barrett, and I shall leave that. Then what did you do when you got into the boat? Were there any seamen on board? - Three of us; three able seamen.
2534. Besides yourself? - There were three able seamen in the boat.
2535. In No. 13? - Yes, three able seamen.
2536. Who were they? Do you know who the other two were? - Hopkins was the name of one, but I do not know the name of the other fellow.
2537. But you knew he was an able seaman? - Yes.