CATASTROPHE: Wake of the Vestris

Dickerson N. Hoover,* supervising inspector general of the U. S. Steamboat Inspection Service, gravely put his name last week at the end of a long document. It was a review of all the evidence given at the inquiry which he conducted into the sinking of the Lamport & Holt liner Vestris off the Virginia Capes on Nov. 12, with a loss of in. It blamed the man whose death, clinging to the bridge of the doomed ship, has been called another saga of the sea: Captain Carey.

In the emergency, Inspector Hoover stated,...