Allied Warships

USS Strong (ii) (DD 758)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 758 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down25 Jul 1943 
Launched23 Apr 1944 
Commissioned8 Mar 1945 
End service31 Oct 1973 

Decommissioned and stricken 31 October 1973.
Transferred to Brazil 31 October 1973 being renamed Rio Grande Del Norte.
Rio Grande Del Norte was stricken 6 February 1996.


Commands listed for USS Strong (ii) (DD 758)

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1T/Cdr. Charles Melville Howe, 3rd, USN8 Mar 194525 May 1946

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Notable events involving Strong (ii) include:

27 Mar 1945
USS Strong (Cdr. C.M. Howe) begins her shakedown off San Diego.

11 May 1945
USS Strong (Cdr. C.M. Howe) completes her shakedown.

31 May 1945
USS Strong (Cdr. C.M. Howe) departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

6 Jun 1945
USS Strong (Cdr. C.M. Howe) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

20 Jun 1945
USS Strong (Cdr. C.M. Howe) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Marshall Islands.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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