Mr Hammad Hassab

Mr Hammad Hassab, 27, was born in Cairo, Egypt. His brother Said lived at Mena House, Cairo. He had been employed by wealthy New Yorker

Henry Sleeper Harper as a dragoman (guide or interpreter). He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. His ticket number was PC 17572 (Harper).

Hammad Hassab, was supposedly quite a handsome man, but nobody would go near him. He was unmarried. Mr Harper had decided to bring him along on the Titanic more as a joke than because he any longer required his services. 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

Credits
Hermann Söldner, Germany

Notes
He is often listed as "Hamad Hassah".
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  
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