Mr Hammad Hassab

Mr Hammad Hassab (حمد حسب بريك, Hamad Brik), 27, was born in Cairo, Egypt. 

Hamad had owned farmland, but being fluent in French, English and German he found work with Thomas Cook & Son at the famous Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo as a dragoman (a translator, guide and interpreter).

He was married to Fatima Hussein Kamel Katukhdh Kharbotliand she was pregnant when Hassab travelled on the Titanic.

He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. His ticket number was PC 17572 (Harper). He was travelling with Henry Sleeper Harper and his wife.  Mr Harper had asked him to come on the trip.

They were rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 3.

He sent a Marconigramm, which was transmitted on 18 April 1912 at 5.20 am, to his brother :

Said Hassat
Mena House
Cairo, Egypt
All safe Hammad

He died in approximately 1965.

Hammad Hassab

Hammad Hassab in later life, the only known photograph.

Notes

He is often listed as "Hamad Hassah".
 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2018) 
THE ONLY EGYPTIAN TITANIC SURVIVOR
 

Credits

Hermann Söldner, Germany
Yasmeen Saad, Egypt

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.
John Booth & Sean Coughlan (1993) Titanic Signals of Disaster. White Star Publicatons, Westbury, Wiltshire. ISBN 0 9518190 1 1
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0-14-004757-3
Yasmeen Saad المصري اليوم - Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egyptian Today), 3 August 2018 حفيد الناجى المصرى الوحيد على متن «تيتانيك»: جدى «حمد» أجاد 3 لغات .. وسافر بدعوة من صديقه الأمريكي  
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