HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 c599
77. Commander BELLAIRS

asked what was the percentage of deaths in the Mercantile Marine in the years 1912 and 1913 as compared with 1.27 per cent. and 1.74 per cent., respectively, among persons employed underground in the United Kingdom?


The percentages of deaths by drowning, wreck, or other accident of persons employed in the Mercantile Marine are as follows:

1912 .72 per cent.
1913 .32 per cent.
It should be added that the figures of 1912 include 673 lives lost from the steamship "Titanic" out of a total loss of life for the year of 1819