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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 ascending
MM 3c William Hoopes USCG
Sea 2c William Maclennan USCG
EM 2c Harry Ott USCG
SM 3c Edwin Snook USCG
SOM 2c Lester Wingate USCG
Y 2c Francis Winter USCG
BM 1c Edwin Lozon USCG
F 1c David Biotti USCG
BM 2c Henry Corp USCG
SC 2c George Elliott USCG
SK 2c Frank Hunt USCG
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


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