Leopoldville

DescriptionA Belgian troop ship sunk by torpedo on 24 December 1944 in the English Channel. 2,235 US servicemen were aboard, of whom about 515 are presumed to have gone down with the ship. Another 248 died from injuries, drowning or hypothermia along with 56 crew.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipBelgium
Lives Lost819
Ship UseMilitary
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Leopoldville_(1929)