USS Macdonough (DD-331)

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USS Macdonough
Career (US)
Namesake: Thomas Macdonough
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 24 May 1920
Launched: 15 December 1920
Commissioned: 30 April 1921
Decommissioned: 8 January 1930
Struck: 8 July 1930
Fate: sold for scrap 20 December 1930
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,190 tons
Length: 314 feet 5 inches (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 feet 8 inches (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
2 screws
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15 kt
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 1 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The second USS Macdonough (DD-331) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for Thomas Macdonough.

History[edit]

Macdonough was laid down 24 May 1920 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California; launched 15 December 1920; sponsored by Mrs. Charles W. Dabney, great-granddaughter of Commodore Thomas Macdonough; and commissioned 30 April 1921, Lieutenant Commander H. J. Ray in command.

Based at San Diego, California throughout her naval service, Macdonough operated primarily along the west coast. Periodic maneuvers and cruises with the Battle Fleet off the Pacific coast of Central America, the Hawaiian Islands, and in the Caribbean, as well as special assignments, intervened in her normal operations schedule. Included in her special assignments was a good will cruise with the fleet to Samoa, Australia, and New Zealand, 20 June to 26 September 1925.

Fate[edit]

On 22 March 1929, Macdonough returned to San Diego from fleet exercises held off Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, and operated off southern California until decommissioning at San Diego 8 January 1930. She was sold as scrap 20 December 1930.

See USS Macdonough for other ships of this name.

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