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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, March 9, 1944
Torpedo Attack off Iceland
Leopold departed New York March 1, as convoy screening ship bound for Great Britain. Leopold gained sonar contact March 9, on possible submarine contact. ... While investigating she was struck by an acoustic torpedo launched from German U-255. ... Suffering major damage from the torpedo attack, Leopold was abandoned with the loss of 171 crew members. ... 28 survivors were rescued by her sister ship USS Joyce (DE 317). Leopold remained afloat several hours after being abandoned but later sank

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 167

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 2c Virgil Sutton USCG
MOMM 1c Raymond Sullivan USCG
QM 3c John Strouse USCG
Sea 2c Richard Storts USCG
Sea 1c James Stobart USCG
StM 2c Eddie Stevens USCG
Sea 1c Lyle Stepanek USCG
Sea 1c Willard Starrett USCG
Lt(jg) William Spencer USCG
SM 3c Edwin Snook USCG
CGM Marshall Snook USCG
F 1c Howard Sitgreaves USCG
StM 2c George Simpson USCG
Sea 2c Elmer Simon USCG
RM 3c William Schmalfuss USCG
PhM 3c Joseph Savoy USCG
MOMM 2c Edward Savage USCG
Std 1c Eddie Samson USCG
Sea 1c Vance Ryan USCG
GM 3c Donald Rowell USCG


Prepared by CAPT R. O. Strange USN (Ret.)