Geo. Purssey Phillips.
Chief officer of "Clan Macintyre."
At 6 a.m. on the 27th July we exchanged signals with the "Waratah." She had no list but seemed to be in good order, and not to be in any difficulty whatever.
Master of "Clan Macintyre."
She appeared to me neither to have a list nor to be rolling excessively, but to be proceeding in an exceedingly steady manner.
When all is said and done, this was the last confirmed eye witness account of Waratah during a three hour period. Whatever was about to happen had little to do with 'top heaviness'.