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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Richard Cantine USCG
SK 1c Frank Carbon USCG
MOMM 2c William Clark USCG
Sea 2c Gerald Claus USCG
Lt Burtis Cone USCG
Sea 2c Eldridge Cooper USCG
BM 2c Henry Corp USCG
Sea 2c Harold Cottreall USCG
RM 3c Michael Coviello USCG
MOMM 1c Robert Covington USCG
Sea 1c Robert Crandall USCG
CY William Cronin USCG
RM 2c Lindsay Croswell USCG
Sea 1c Joseph Croteau USCG
Sea 2c Daniel Culkin USCG
SM 3c Francis Currey USCG
TM 3c Howard Cutler USN
MOMM 2c John Danielski USCG
Sea 1c Wiliam Davey USCG
F 1c Lee Davis USCG


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