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USS Strong was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on July 25, 1943 and launched on April 23, the following year. It was commissioned on March 8, 1945 under Comdr. C. M. Howe’s command with the hull number DD-758 and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on October 31, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Okinawa, Subic Bay, Hawaii, Wonsan, Naples or Puerto Rico. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 31, 1973 and transferred to Brazil the same day. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Strong received 1 battle star and another 3 battle stars for the activity during the Vietnam War.