Testimony of Harold Lowe
15828. Where did you go then? -
I then went to No. 14.
15829. That is right aft on
the other side, is it not? - That would be the
second forward boat of the after section, and the
second boat from aft of the after section.
15830. Why did you go to
her in particular? - Because they seemed to be busy
15831. Did you go to assist
there? - I did.
15832. Who was in charge
there? - I do not know who was in charge there. I
finished up loading No. 14, and Mr. Moody was
finishing up loading No. 16? - Yes.
15833. You were loading No.
14 and he was loading No. 16? - Yes.
15834. Did you see anything
about No. 12? - No. 12 would be the forward boat -
the boat next to me forward? -Yes.
15835. Yes? - Numbers 12,
14 and 16 went down pretty much at the same time.
15836. You went in No. 14,
did not you? - Yes.
15837. Did you go by
anybody’s orders? - I did not. I saw five boats go
away without an officer, and I told Mr. Moody on my
own that I had seen five boats go away, and an
officer ought to go in one of these boats. I asked
him who it was to be - him or I - and he told me,
“You go; I will get in another boat.”
15838. I forget where he
comes in order of seniority; is he senior to you or
junior to you? - No, he was junior.
15839. Were you lowered in
that boat? - I was lowered in No. 14.