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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
QM 3c John Strouse USCG
EM 3c Clyde Boblitt USCG
MOMM 1c Robert Covington USCG
Sea 2c Raymond Farnsley USCG
F 1c Kenneth Johnson USCG
MOMM 1c John Miecznikowski USCG
Cdr Kenneth Phillips USCG
Sea 1c Lyle Stepanek USCG
CM 1c John Harrison USCG
SK 1c Frank Carbon USCG
F 1c Jacob Talsma USCG
Sea 2c Robert Bolton USCG
Sea 1c Robert Crandall USCG
Sea 2c Charles Fitzgerald USCG
RM 2c Robert Jones USCG
MOMM 1c Charles Miles USCG
Sea 2c Bennie Porter USCG
StM 2c Eddie Stevens USCG
EM 1c John Hefferon USCG
F 1c Lee Davis USCG


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