Asbury Park, NJ The SS MORRO CASTLE Disaster, Sep 1934
Plans Own Inquiry.
CONBOY informed the board of investigation at the start that he intended to follow up the hearing with his own inquiry.
"Our investigation may be much more detailed and unlimited than the scope of this investigation," he said.
"All information will be used, and the investigation will be conducted personally by me."
The questioning was conducted chiefly by HOOVER and NEILSON.
WARMS testified his vessel was in the tail end of a hurricane Friday night.
Captain ROBERT WILLMOTT died of indigestion and heart failure earlier, WARMS testified, and he took the bridge.
"We laid out the Captain -- God rest his soul -- and I went to the bridge," WARMS related.
"He had not been sick on the way out."
"I'm not myself," WARMS said.
THen his head dropped and he placed his handkerchief over his eyes and wept, sobs shaking his shoulders.
"We were pals," he sobbed.
After a moment he pulled himself together.
"Ok," he said, the questioning continued.
WARMS said the first word of fire he had was at 2:45 A.M. when the night deck watchman informed him.
"He reported he had seen smoke and fire coming out of ventilators on the portside amidships."
"What did you do then?" NIELSON asked.
"I sent the second officer to investigate. Then the salon night watchman reported fire in the library."
"Did you leave the bridge," NIELSON asked.
He said a locker "blew out" as the second officer put a fire extinguisher on it. "There was gasoline in it."
"I sounded the general alarm a few minutes before 3 o'clock."
"I told the lookout man to turn out the crew and ordered the stewards and salon watchman to waken the passengers and use tin pans it necessary."
The Casualty Listing:
MRS. SOPHIE ALTENBURG; CARLOS ALVAREZ; CHARLES BADER; ARTURO BARRIOS; MISS ANNA BEHLING; MAX BERLINER; MISS AGNES D. BERRY; MR. JOSEPH BERTO; MR. ELIAS BOGUSON; MR. IRVING BRADKIN; MR. EDWARD J. BRADY; MISS ELEANOR BRENNAN; MERVYN BREGSTEIN; MISS BROWNEY; MRS. HENRIETTA BORRELL; DR. FRANCOIS BUSQUET; MRS. MARIE BYRNE; MR. FRANK CARDELLECHIO; MR. ALBERT CASINIERE; MRS. CARRIE CLARK; MISS CATHERINE COCHRANE; DR. JAMES F. COLL; MISS CAMILLA CONROY; MRS. JAMES DILLON; MRS. ADELAIDE DISTLER; MR. ERNEST DISTLER; MR. CHARLES ELIAS; MISS JERRI ERRICKSON; HAMLET FARNELL; MR. FRED FAULCONER; MR. THOMAS FEARHERSTON; FAMON FERNER; MR. CHARLES F. FILTZER; MR. HAROLD FOERSCH; MISS FANNIE FRYMAN; MRS. DORA GAHRINGER; MISS LILLIAN GAHRINGER; MR. ROBERT GARNER; MR. MANUEL GOMEZ; MR. MANUEL GONZALEZ; MR. ROBERTO GONZALEZ; MRS. AUGUSTA GRIESMER; MRS. CLARA LAUBER GRIESMER; MR. FREDERICK GRIESMER; MR. WILLIAM GRIMM; MR. JESUS GUTERBAY; MR. HENRY HAGEDORN; MRS. MINNIE HAGEDORN; MR. WILLIAM HAESSLER; MR. JOSEPH A. HEIMAN; AAGOT HALVORSEN; MR. WILLIAM HILLSTRAND; MR. FRANZ HOED DE BECHE; MISS EVA HOFFMAN; MRS. GRACE HOLDEN; MR. HENRY JAKOBY; MR. HENRY, JAKOBY, JR.; MR. JAMES F. KENNEDY; MR. JOHN KENT; MR. MILTON KLEIN; MR. ADOLPH KOSBOTHE; MRS. MARY KOSBOTHE; MISS ROSE KRAUS; MRS. ANNA KUHN; MR. ALBERT KURLAND; MISS DOROTHY LANDAN; MR. CLYDE LATTA; MR. NICHOLAS LARRANAGA; MR. JACOB A. LIKEWISE; MR. ANTHONY LIONE; RAYMOND LIONE; HARRY A LIPSCOMBE; MR. MIILTON LISTIC; MISS ANN G. LITVAK; MRS. DOROTHY SEEBACH LOFMARK; MRS. MARGARET LOHSE; MR. JOHN LOPEZ; MR. MORTON LYON; MR. HERBERT MARSHALL; MRS. NELLIE MARSHALL; MR. ALEXANDER McARTHUR; MR. STANLEY MAKARSKI; MR. NELSON MARTIN; MR. ARTURO MATTARITA; MR. JULIUS MAUS; FRANK MELEY; MR. NELSON MESSEREAU; MR. ROBERT MILLER; MRS. LETTY C. MOHR; MRS. EMILY MORAN; MISS MARION MORAN; MR. STANLEY MORRIS; MISS FRANCIS MULLER; MRS. FRANCES MURPHY; MRS. DORA NEWMARK; MR. RENE OLAVARRIA; MRS. LAURA OLSON; MISS LOUISE OVERGENE; MRS. BESSIE PEARLMAN; MRS. VIOLA PELLICE; MR. LOUIS PELLICE; MR. SAM PETTI; MR. GUIDO POLICASTRO; ERNEST E. POTTBERG; MRS. MARY PRICE; MR. LUCIANO RAMOS; MR. EUGENE REICHELE; FERDINAND REINEKING; MRS. MARIE RENZ; MR. G. ALEXANDER ROSS; DICKIE RUEDA; MR. SYDNEY RYAN; BRAULIO SAENZ AGUILERA; MISS CAINA SAENZ AGUILERA; MRS. MARGARET SAENZ; MISS MARTA SAENZ AGUILERA; MRS. FREIDA SCHEELY; MRS. P. SHAROTT; ARTHUR SHERIDAN; MISS FRANCES SPECTOR; MRS. FRANCIS STEWART; DR. HENRY C. STRAUCH; MRS. RUTH DOROTHY STRAUCH; MR. EDUARDO SUAREZ MURIAS; MISS LOUISE TAUBERT; MR. JAMES THOMAS; MISS SARAH THRONE; FRANCESCO TOSTI; MR. LUPENCINO TRUJILLO; MR. ERNEST ULRICH; MR. ANTONIO VALLEJO; DR. DEWITT C. VANZILE; JOSE VASQUEZ; IRINEO VILLEHOZ; MISS LOUISE AGNES VOGT; MR. HERBERT WACKER; MR. GEORGE WEBERMAN; MISS HENRIETTA WECKER; MRS. CLARA WEIL; MR. RICHARD WILSON; MRS. RAGNE ZABOLA; MR. HENRY ZIMPLINSKI.
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