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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 1c Robert Eick USCG
MM 3c Joseph Eastman USCG
Sea 1c Leon Durrence USCG
Lt(jg) Harold Duhamel USCG
Cox Leo Donohue USCG
F 2c Bartolo Diluvio USCG
Sea 1c Lawrence Deaton USCG
F 1c Lee Davis USCG
Sea 1c Wiliam Davey USCG
MOMM 2c John Danielski USCG
TM 3c Howard Cutler USN
SM 3c Francis Currey USCG
Sea 2c Daniel Culkin USCG
Sea 1c Joseph Croteau USCG
RM 2c Lindsay Croswell USCG
CY William Cronin USCG
Sea 1c Robert Crandall USCG
MOMM 1c Robert Covington USCG
RM 3c Michael Coviello USCG
Sea 2c Harold Cottreall USCG


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