USS Leutze

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassFletcher-class Destroyer
BuilderPuget Sound Navy Yard
Laid Down3 Jun 1941
Launched29 Oct 1942
Commissioned2 Mar 1944
Decommissioned6 Dec 1945
Displacement1190 tons standard; 2924 tons full
Length377 feet
Beam40 feet
Draft14 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric geared turbines with two screws
Power Output60000 SHP
Speed38 knots
Range6,500nm at 15 knots
Crew273
Armament5x5" guns, 4x1.1" anti-aircraft, 4x20mm anti-aircraft, 10x21" torpedo tubes

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USS Leutze Operational Timeline

2 Mar 1944 Leutze was commissioned into service.
6 Dec 1945 Leutze was decommissioned from service.




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