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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
BM 2c Henry Corp USCG
Sea 2c Eldridge Cooper USCG
Lt Burtis Cone USCG
Sea 2c Gerald Claus USCG
MOMM 2c William Clark USCG
SK 1c Frank Carbon USCG
Sea 2c Richard Cantine USCG
F 1c James Busey USCG
Sea 1c Shirley Brown USCG
Sea 2c Seymour Bressler USCG
GM 1c Charles Bradley USCG
MOMM 1c Huey Bracknell USCG
WT 2c Gilbert Bordovsky USCG
Sea 2c Robert Bolton USCG
EM 3c Clyde Boblitt USCG
Sea 2c William Bissett USCG
F 1c David Biotti USCG
EM 2c Joseph Billett USCG
Sea 2c John Bell USCG
QM 3c William Becker USCG


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