Monday, 9 May 2016

WARATAH'S CREW

The North Western Advocate, Saturday 11 September, 1909.

THE MISSING STEAMER
WARATAH.
COMPETENCE OF THE CREW.
LONDON, Friday. .— Mr. Thomas
Summerbell (Labor) yesterday asked
several questions in the House of 
Commons respecting the manning 
of the missing steamer Waratah, 
which are suggestive of a weak and 
incompetent crew being on board.
Mr. Winston Churchill, President of
the Board of Trade, refused to make
any statement pending the inquiry
which will necessarily be instituted.

The Inquiry came to the conclusion that 119 crew on board Waratah were satisfactory in every respect. But one does wonder where Mr. Summerbell came upon the suggestions that they were incompetent?

Rumours upon rumours upon rumours !




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