Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Dr. Leonard Hudson Conly, Sr.

Merchant Marine. American

Born  24 Aug 1900Fulton, KY
Died  27 Jul 1956(55)Key West, FL

Roster information listed for Leonard Hudson Conly, Sr.

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
City of New YorkMotor passenger shipSurgeon29 Mar 1942U-160 (1)

Personal information

Leonard Hudson Conly, Sr., delivered the famous “lifeboat baby” Jesse Roper Mohorovicic while waiting for rescue in a lifeboat after the sinking of City of New York, even tough he himself had two broken ribs and the lifeboat was tossed about in 15 foot waves. Leonard wanted to serve but was in poor health, so only the Merchant Marine accepted him.


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