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Leopold

Ship Designation: 
DE-319
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 ascending
F 1c William Mullinax USCG
Sea 1c Elwood Rotruck USCG
Sea 2c Dale Vance USCG
Sea 1c John Perkins USCG
CMOMM Louis Goan USCG
Sea 2c James White USCG
StM 2c Basilio Anchales USCG
F 1c James Busey USCG
Sea 1c Wiliam Davey USCG
Sea 1c Stephen Hamilton USCG
Sea 1c Frank Kurpiel USCG
F 2c William Neff USCG
Sea 1c Vance Ryan USCG
Sea 1c William Vanegmong USCG
GM 3c Donald Rowell USCG
F 2c Albert Hoppe USCG
MM 1c Paul Wiger USCG
F 1c Vincent Astyk USCG
Sea 2c Richard Cantine USCG
Sea 1c Lawrence Deaton USCG

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