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Jie Zhang was a Chinese topman who served aboard the Obra Dinn during her last voyage in 1802. He was decapitated by the pincers of a giant crab.

Story and Fate

Jie Zhang was a topman and was responsible for working the ship's rigging. He was mainly seen in the company of his compatriots among the sailors.

He fought the crab-riders alongside the crewmen. However, he was one of the few casualties when he, alongside surgeon's mate James Wallace, was clawed by a giant crab.

The East India Company insurance assessment on the Obra Dinn incident found extraordinary valor in Zhang's actions. His estate was awarded £35 in outstanding wages and reward.[1]


Like most of the Chinese crew members, Zhang can be identified based on his footwear. He is wearing white slippers with black soles and striped stockings (clearly seen, e.g., in Soldiers of the Sea, part 1). This information needs to be matched with shoes seen jutting from his hammock (tag #39) in A Bitter Cold, part 1.



  1. Stated in the insurance assessment book in the epilogue if Zhang's fate is deduced correctly.