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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Cox Leo Donohue USCG
GM 1c Charles Bradley USCG
Sea 2c Daniel Culkin USCG
SOM 3c Glenn Gesaman USCG
CRM Benjamin Kinnard USCG
CMOMM Bradner Moore USCG
GM 3c Joseph Roberts USCG
MOMM 1c Raymond Sullivan USCG
Sea 1c Lecil Molder USCG
RM 3c William Gee USCG
RM 3c Walter Ward USCG
Sea 1c Harry Flinn USCG
Sea 2c Seymour Bressler USCG
SM 3c Francis Currey USCG
CQM Richard Graham USCG
F 1c William Knox USCG
Sea 2c William Mosier USCG
GM 3c John Robinette USCG
Ens Charles Valaer USCG
Sea 1c Almo Musetti USCG


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