From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Leonard Duffy '29

Date of birth: September 11, 1906

Date of death: March 26, 1942

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:


Leonard was lost when USS Atik (AK 101) was sunk by a German submarine 300 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia on March 26, 1942. None of her crew survived the sinking and a large explosion as the ship sank.

The Naval History and Heritage Command has details of the Q-ship program, and of Atik's brief history.

His daughter was listed as next of kin.

Leonard had previously commanded (until before June 4, 1940) USS Napa (AT 32) in the Philippines.

Class of 1929

Leonard is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.