Allied Warships

USS Leutze (DD 481)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 481 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down3 Jun 1941 
Launched29 Oct 1942 
Commissioned4 Mar 1944 
End service6 Dec 1945 
History

Badly damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 6 April 1945 off Okinawa, 8 casualties.
Decommissioned 6 December 1945.
Stricken 3 January 1946.
Sold for scrap on 11 February 1947.

 

Commands listed for USS Leutze (DD 481)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Berton Aldrich Robbins, Jr., USN4 Mar 194417 Feb 1945
2Lt. Leon Grabowsky, USN17 Feb 19456 Dec 1945

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