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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
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
RM 1c John Tamas USCG
Lt(jg) George Ayrault USCG
WT 2c Gilbert Bordovsky USCG
RM 2c Lindsay Croswell USCG
F 2c Clarence Follman USCG
CRM Menceslaus Juszkiewicz USCG
Sea 1c Everett Miller USCG
MOMM 1c John Reitsema USCG
Sea 1c James Stobart USCG
Sea 1c Edward Heike USCG


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