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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
Sea 2c William Mosier USCG
Sea 1c Hugh Moran USCG
CMOMM Bradner Moore USCG
Sea 1c Lecil Molder USCG
Sea 1c Everett Miller USCG
MOMM 1c Charles Miles USCG
MOMM 1c John Miecznikowski USCG
EM 3c Eugene Mathews USCG
Sea 1c Albert Mascetti USCG
GM 2c Howard Marcoullier USCG
Sea 2c William Maclennan USCG
BM 1c Edwin Lozon USCG
RM 2c James Lowrie USCG
Ens Samuel Logue USCG
RDM 3c Irving Lieser USCG
Y 1c William Lichvarcik USCG
EM 1c Theodore Larson USCG
QM 1c Gayhart Laroche USCG
CBM Kingsley Lareau USCG
Sea 1c Frank Kurpiel USCG


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