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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
GM 2c Howard Marcoullier USCG
Sea 1c John Pawlen USCG
CGM Marshall Snook USCG
Cox Gabriel Wright USCG
F 2c Sherman Woodin USCG
F 1c Jack Powley USCG
EM 2c Joseph Billett USCG
Sea 2c Harold Cottreall USCG
Sea 1c Joseph Ellis USCG
Sea 1c Edward Ingraham USCG
Sea 1c Albert Mascetti USCG
Sea 2c Victor Pelletier USCG
Lt(jg) William Spencer USCG
Sea 2c Ozzie Greene USCG
F 1c Jerome Antior USCG
Sea 2c Elmer Simon USCG
Sea 2c William Bissett USCG
RM 3c Michael Coviello USCG
Lt(jg) Arthur Evans USCG
Sea 2c Earl Jaskowiak USCG


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