As the first Fletcher delivered by Bath Iron Works with what proved to be a standardized arrangement, hull 193, Strong, shared characteristics with the next 13 high-bridge 2,100-ton Fletcher-class ships built there.

Name: United States Ship Strong
Type: Destroyer
Namesake: Rear Admiral James H. Strong, USN
Navy Classification: DD 467
Class: DD 445, Fletcher
Authorized: 27 March 1934
Builder: Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine
Builder’s Hull Number: 193
Keel laid: 30 April 1941
Launched: 17 May 1942
Commissioned: 7 August 1942
Disposition: Lost: 5 July 1943

    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
At launch, Strong carried a high platform deck intended for a 1.1-inch anti-aircraft gun between the Nos. 3 and 4 5-inch gunhouses, but experience with ships already in service showed this tended to overheat and jam in service. As commissioned, therefore, Strong mounted one of the newly-available twin 40mm Bofors in this location, plus a second 40mm twin on the fantail, giving her the typical 1942–43 armament for an early high-bridge Fletcher:
    Primary: 5 x 5-inch/38 cal. in five single mounts
    Long-range anti-aircraft: 4 x 40mm Bofors in two twin mounts
    Short-range anti-aircraft: 4 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
Strong was lost before receiving any modifications.

References: Friedman and Bath Iron Works plans for hull no. 193.