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USS Leopold was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 24, 1943 and launched on June 12, the same year. It was commissioned on October 18, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth C. Phillips’ command as DE-319 and served in the US Navy for a few months until it was sunk on March 10, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Casablanca, New York, Galveston, Charleston, Gibraltar, Casco Bay, Oran, British Isles or Iceland.