USS Monaghan (DD-32)

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USS Monaghan (DD-32) at anchor, circa 1912.
USS Monaghan (DD-32) at anchor, circa 1912.
United States
Name: Monaghan
Namesake: Ensign John R. Monaghan
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Newport News, Virginia
Cost: $644,102.64[1]
Laid down: 1 June 1910
Launched: 18 February 1911
Sponsored by: Mrs. Frank J. Gavin, sister of the late Ens. Monaghan
Commissioned: 21 June 1911
Decommissioned: 4 November 1919
Struck: 5 July 1934
Fate: transferred to the United States Coast Guard, 7 June 1924
Status: sold and broken up for scrap in 1934
Notes: Monaghan lost her name to new construction on 1 July 1933
Monaghan in Coast Guard service
Monaghan on Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era
United States
Name: Monaghan
Acquired: 7 June 1924[2]
Commissioned: 30 June 1925[2]
Decommissioned: 29 January 1931[2]
Identification: Hull symbol:CG-15
Fate: returned to the US Navy
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: Paulding-class destroyer
  • 742 long tons (754 t) normal
  • 887 long tons (901 t) full load
Length: 293 ft 10 in (89.56 m)
Beam: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Draft: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m) (mean)[4]
Installed power: 12,000 ihp (8,900 kW)
  • 29.5 kn (33.9 mph; 54.6 km/h)
  • 30.45 kn (35.04 mph; 56.39 km/h) (Speed on Trial)[4]
Complement: 4 officers 87 enlisted[5]

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]

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]

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.


  1. ^ "Table 21 – Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 762. 1921. 
  2. ^ a b c Record of Movements Vessels of the United States Coast Guard 1790 -December 31, 1933 (PDF). Washington: TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 1989. p. 446. 
  3. ^ "USS Monaghan (DD-32)". Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Table 10 – Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 714. 1921. 
  5. ^ "Table 16 – Ships on Navy List June 30, 1919". Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office: 749. 1921. 

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

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