Marcus, Arnold, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1917-1917, 112X, USS Shark/ A-7 (SS-8)
Service Years
1913 - 1917
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mill Valley, Ca
Last Address
Atlantic City, NJ

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1917
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
World War I
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  1913, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Shark/ A-7 (SS-8)
  1913-1914, 116X, USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
  1914-1914, 111X, USS Pampanga (PG-39)
  1914-1915, USS Helena (PG-9)
  1915-1917, 111X, USS Monadnock (BM-3)
  1917-1917, 112X, USS Shark/ A-7 (SS-8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1917 World War I
  1917-1917 USS Shark/ A-7 (SS-8) Fire (Philippines)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1909-1913, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On July 24, 1917, gasoline fumes ignited and caused an explosion and fire while on patrol in Manila Bay. The engine of the submarine been overhauled a short time before. The crew battled the fire until the Captain ordered the men topside and into boats. Six men later died from the effects of the fire. Lt (jg) Arnold Marcus, the submarine's commanding officer, died the next day, 25 July 1917. He refused treatment until all of his men had been treated. Shark was never returned to patrol duty, the effects of the fire being so great.

Marcus, Arnold
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Submarine Service
Date Of Action: World War I
The Navy Cross is awarded to Lieutenant (j.g.) Arnold Marcus, U.S. Navy, for exceptional and distinguished service in the line of his profession, on duty on a submarine, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling waters infested with enemy submarines and mines.

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