Mr Fang Lang1 is believed to have been born in China in 1894. He may have come from Hong Kong. It is thought he was unmarried.
Lang was travelling to New York City with eight colleagues from the Donald Line's Anetta. 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).
Fang Lang was rescued, picked up from the sea apparently clinging to a wooden door although the identity of the person picked up is not firmly established.
After arrival in America aboard the Carpathia, the Chinese survivors left for Cuba on 20 April aboard the Donald Line's Annetta.
Fang Lang never talked about the Titanic to his family. He is believed to have died in 1985 aged 90.
The story of the six Chinese sailors is told in the 2021 documentary The Six.