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Lee Bing

Mr Lee Bing, 32, was from Hong Kong, he was married to Too Bing.

He 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)

Lee Bing was rescued.

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

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

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Lee Bing
Born: circa.1880 in
Age: 32 years (Male)
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Marital Status: Married to Too Bing
Last Residence: in
Occupation: Seaman
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 1601, £56 9s 11d
Rescued  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912

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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

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
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  1. Ioannis Georgiou

    Ioannis Georgiou said:

    In all they were 8, travelling on the same ticket and going to New York to join their ship Annetta. I am sure you will find some more information... Read full post

  2. Charles

    Charles said:

    Thank you Ioannis :) I found a picture of the Annetta at I found that Fang was the one picked up from the water in Boat 14,

  3. Bill Baird

    Bill Baird said:

    I just saw information about the Chinese passengers and am wondering if anyone has any definitive information about how they were treated on the Carpathia. I have seen that they were "held overnight" after arrival in NYC and also one quote that "they were put... Read full post

  4. Dave Gittins

    Dave Gittins said:

    It's well established that the Chinese men were held on Carpathia overnight and taken to their ship Annetta by boat in the morning. See Debbie Beavis: Who Sailed on the Titanic. By doing this, they complied with the Chinese Exclusion Act to the letter. They never set foot on US soil. (It seems an earlier post of mine was incorrect). The "putting in irons" sounds like an invention. Many sensational things were published soon after Carpathia arrived and they can't be trusted. Do you know that the lifeboats were menaced by a school of whales? A reporter did! See my earlier posts for... Read full post

  5. Bill Baird

    Bill Baird said:

    It's well established that the Chinese men were held on Carpathia overnight and taken to their ship Annetta by boat in the morning. See Debbie Beavis: Who Sailed on the Titanic. By doing this, they complied with the Chinese Exclusion Act to the letter. They never set foot on US soil. (It seems an earlier post of mine was incorrect). The "putting in irons" sounds like an invention. Many sensational things were published soon after Carpathia arrived and they can't be trusted. Do you know that the lifeboats were menaced by a school of... Read full post

  6. Dave Gittins

    Dave Gittins said:

    I'd back Debbie's account. I don't have her book, but I've read it and she gives proper sources for her story. The Secretary for Commerce and Labor, Charles Nagel, went to New York and ordered his officials to minimise red tape, so nobody went to Ellis Island. It would make sense for the Chinese to be taken to their ship by boat, which was both convenient and in accordance with US law.

  7. kaoritokyo

    kaoritokyo said:

    Hi,I was lurking here for a while.Although everyone is talking about Chinese passengers of Titanic now so I assume everyone here already knows,There are pretty interesting articles about Chinese passengers. [URL... Read full post

  8. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Encyclopedia Titanica said:

    Interesting to see Tom Fong mentioned on the articles... he posted about his father in 2004! Look forward to seeing the documentary.

  9. Seumas

    Seumas said:

    This is a wonderful story about the Chinese passengers and some great detective work. What a pity Fang Lang was never interviewed despite living such a long life. His story would have perhaps been the most horrific of them all. This was someone who could actually have actually looked you in the eye and told you what it was like to wait for rescue whilst nearly 1500 people slowly die around you. Although new discoveries about the actual ship itself may be unlikely, this goes to show that there are still discoveries to be made regarding the passengers and crew.

  10. aramizhu

    aramizhu said:

    Have you all seen Steven Schwankert’s documentary “ The Six”? Tom Fund was featured in it.

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