National Affairs: Shenandoah Inquiry

After taking testimony for 13 days at Lakehurst, N. J., the Naval Board of Inquiry investigating the causes of the wrecking of the Shenandoah, moved on to Washington for further hearings. At Lakehurst 36 witnesses had been heard, including 28 survivors of the wreck (the 29th being still in hospital too ill to testify). At Washington, examination of technical experts and others was taken. There were two incidents at the opening of the Washington hearings:

1) The Board requested the War Department to direct Col. Mitchell to appear before it. This was done because...

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