Monaghan dd 32


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Monaghan DD- 32

Monaghan
(DD-32:dp.787;1.293'11";b.27';dr.8'4";s.30k.;cpl. 89; a. 5 3", 6 18"tt.: cl Monaphan)

The first Monaghan (DD-32) was laid down 1 June 1910 by Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.; launched 18 February 1911; .sponsored by Mrs. F. J. Gavin, sister of Ens. Monaghan; and commissioned 21 June 1911, Lt. Comdr. W. P. Cronan in command.

Joining the Atlantic Fleet' Monaghan took part in fleet readiness training and operations which prepared the U.S. Navy to enter action immediately when its country joined the Allies in World War I. Monaghan'& first war service was on patrol along the Atlantic coast; sho then escorted troop convoys through the dungerous midocean section of their crossings. From November 1917 until the Armistice a year later, Monaghan made anti-submarine patrols against the U-boat menace in European waters

Returning from oocupation duty, Monaghan decommissioned at Philadelphia 4 November 1919, was transferred to the Coast Guard 7 June 1924; and was returned to the Navy 8 May 1931. Her name was dropped 1 July 1933 so that it might be assigned to a new destroyer, and she was sold to Michael Flynn of Brooklyn, N.Y., 22 August 1934 for scrapping in accordance. with the London Treaty limiting naval armament.
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