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Chang Chip

Mr Chang (or Chong) Chip, 32, came from Hong Kong, he was unmarried.

Chip was travelling to New York City with eight colleagues from the Donald Line's Annetta. He was a fireman.

While it has been alleged that some or all were stowaways on the Titanic, in fact all eight boarded the Titanic at Southampton as fare-paying third class passengers. Lee Bing, Chang Chip, Choong Foo, Ling Hee, Ah Lam, Len Lam, Fang Lang and Lee Ling travelled together on the same ticket (ticket number 1601, £56 9s 11d)

Chang Chip was rescued.

After arrival in America aboard the Carpathia, the Chinese survivors left for Cuba on 20 April aboard the Donald Line's Annetta

Chang Chip is believed to have died from pneumonia in late 1914, his death being registered (as Chong Chip) in Poplar, London in December 1914.

The story of the six Chinese sailors is told in the 2021 documentary The Six.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Chang Chip
Born: circa.1880
Age: 32 years (Male)
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Seaman
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 1601, £56 9s 11d
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: 1914
Cause of Death:

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References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
BBC News Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors
The Six (2021 Documentary)

Research Articles

Titanica! (2003) Chinese Sailors on the Titanic
Information on the eight Chinese passengers aboard Titanic
Titanica! (2018) Titanic: The Disappeared
Which Titanic survivors have never been found?

Newspaper Articles

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (19 April 1912) Five Celestials Among Rescued
How They Got There a Mystery


John P. Eaton Voyage (2010) Annetta
Donald Line Freighter
Search archive online


George Behe, USA
Chris Dohany, USA
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Alan Hustak, Canada

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Chang Chip (ref: #720, last updated: 8th July 2015, accessed 29th November 2021 04:40:51 AM)
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