Leutze off Puget Sound Navy Yard, 2 April 1944.
Leutze was fitted with the low, square bridge introduced in Brownson. Like other 2,100-ton Fletcher-class destroyers built at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, her specifications were as follows:

Type: Destroyer.
Namesake: Rear Admiral Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze, USN.
Navy Classification: DD 481.
Class: DD 445, Fletcher.
Builder: Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington.
Keel laid: 3 June 1941.
Launched: 29 October 1942.
Commissioned: 4 March 1944.
Disposition: Decommissioned: 6 December 1945; Stricken: 3 January 1946; Sold for scrap to Thomas Harris, Barker, New Jersey, 17 June 1947.

    Length Overall: 376' 5½"
    Extreme Beam: 39' 8"
    Normal Displacement: 2,050 long tons
    Draft: Light: 8' 1"; Mean: 13' 5" Deep: 22’8”
    Designed Complement: Officers, 34; Enlisted, 295
    Designed Shaft Horsepower: 60,000
    Designed Speed: 36 knots
    Screws: Two
    Rudder: One
    Stacks: Two
    Tactical diameter: 950 yards at 30 knots
    Endurance: 4,800 nautical miles at 15 knots.
Leutze’s armament was that of a typical Fletcher-class destroyer from 1943–4: five 5-inch guns in single mounts, ten 40mm guns in twin mounts and ten 21-inch torpedo tubes in quintuple mounts plus 20mm guns and depth charges. She returned to the West Coast too late to receive the “1945 refit.”
    Primary: 5 x 5-inch/38 cal. in five single mounts
    Long-range anti-aircraft: 10 x 40mm Bofors in five twin mounts
    Short-range anti-aircraft: 7 x 20mm Oerlikon in single mounts
    Torpedo Tubes: 10 x 21-inch in two quintuple mounts
    ASW: 2 racks for 600-lb. charges; 6 “K”-guns for 300-lb. charges
Her electronics were also typical:
    Radar: SC (air search) and SG (surface search), Mk 37 (fire control)
    Sonar: QC