USS Strong

DescriptionOn 5 July 1943 the US destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by shelling from shore batteries at Bairoko Harbor. She broke in half just before sinking and several of her depth charges exploded causing further injuries and loss of life. Of 329 crew 46 were killed.
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost46
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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