Testimony of Harold
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 there.
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
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.