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USS Monaghan (DD-32)
Monaghan in Coast Guard service
Monaghan in Coast Guard service
Name: USS Monaghan
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Newport News, Virginia
Laid down: 1 June 1910
Launched: 18 February 1911
Commissioned: 21 June 1911
Decommissioned: 4 November 1919
Fate: Transferred to the United States Coast Guard, 7 June 1924
Name: USCG Monaghan (CG-15)
Acquired: 7 June 1924
Commissioned: 30 June 1925
Decommissioned: 29 January 1931
Struck: 1 July 1933
Fate: Returned to the US Navy, 8 May 1931
Sold for scrapping, 22 August 1934
General characteristics
Class & type: Paulding-class destroyer
Displacement: 742 long tons (754 t)
Length: 293 ft 11 in (89.59 m)
Beam: 26 ft 11 in (8.20 m)
Draft: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)
Propulsion: Oil burner
Speed: 29.5 kn (33.9 mph; 54.6 km/h)
Complement: 89 officers and enlisted
Armament: 5 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 cal guns, 6 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

The first USS Monaghan (DD-32) was a modified Paulding-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I and later in the United States Coast Guard, designated (CG-15). She was named for Ensign John R. Monaghan.

Monaghan was laid down on 1 June 1910 by Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Newport News, Virginia; launched on 18 February 1911; sponsored by Mrs. F. J. Gavin, sister of Ensign Monaghan; and commissioned on 21 June 1911, Lieutenant Commander W. P. Cronan in command.

World War I[edit | edit source]

Joining the Atlantic Fleet, Monaghan took part in fleet readiness training and operations which prepared the US Navy to enter action immediately when its country joined the Allies in World War I. Monaghan's first war service was on patrol along the Atlantic coast; she then escorted troop convoys through the dangerous mid-ocean section of their crossings. From November 1917 until the Armistice a year later, Monaghan made antisubmarine patrols against the U-boat menace in European waters. Returning from occupation duty, Monaghan decommissioned at Philadelphia on 4 November 1919.

Inter-war period[edit | edit source]

Monaghan was transferred to the Coast Guard on 7 June 1924 to serve in the Rum Patrol. She was stationed at New London, Connecticut until she was sent to Boston, Massachusetts in 1930.

She was returned to the Navy on 8 May 1931. Her name was dropped on 1 July 1933 so that it might be assigned to a new destroyer, and she was sold to Michael Flynn of Brooklyn, New York on 22 August 1934 for scrapping in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.

References[edit | edit source]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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