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Marco Comandic

Marco Comandic
Marco Comandic

Marco Comandić was born in Fiume, Austria-Hungary1 (modern-day Rijeka, Croatia) on 25 April 1882. He was the son of Dronisio Comandić and Elizabet Unk. 

In May 1899, described as a seaman, he migrated to the USA where he already had siblings, becoming a US citizen in 1901. In April 1912 he was a waiter aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.

Comandić remained working at sea for a number of years but later took land-based jobs and at one point worked for the Public Works Department of New York City. He lived in Brooklyn with his wife Gloria (b. 1893 in Italy) and their son, Cosmo Mark (b. 1926).

Marco Comandić is believed to still be living by the time of the 1950s but his final whereabouts remain unclear.

References and Sources

Frequently listed as Italian, he also stated his birthplace as Trieste or as Lusin (Lošinj). 


Brian J. Ticehurst (1996) The Titanic's rescuers : Captain Arthur Rostron and the crew of the Carpathia, (Occasional papers No.7), B & J Printers, ISBN 1871733073
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Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Marco Comandic
Age: 29 years 11 months and 20 days (Male)
Nationality: Croatian
Occupation: Able Seaman
Ship: Carpathia

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