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USS MACDONOUGH (DD-351)


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CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 1365 Tons, Dimensions, 341' 3" (oa) x 34' 3" x 16' 4" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG, 8 x 21" tt.(4x2).
Machinery, 42,800 SHP; Bethlehem Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 160.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard May 15 1933.
Launched August 22 1934 and commissioned March 15 1935.
Decommissioned October 22 1945.
Stricken November 1 1945.
Fate Sold December 20 1946 to George Nutman, Inc, Brooklyn and broken up for scrap.

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Macdonough 84kPortrait in oils of Captain Thomas Macdonough, U.S.N. (1783-1825), "The Hero of Lake Champlain" by an unknown artist. Photographed on 17 September 1954. The original painting is in Old North Church, 187 Salem Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #: 80-G-K-22707.Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst
Macdonough 129kMiss Rose Macdonough, granddaughter of Captain Thomas Macdonough, christens his namesake at Boston Navy Yard, 22 August 1934.S. Dale Hargrave
Macdonough 134kUndated, wartime anti-aircraft alterations for the Farragaut class are seen on the Macdonough. #3 5" mount has been replaced by two twin 40mm mounts and five 20mm mounts have been added, three forward of the bridge and two flanking the aft stack.-
Macdonough 151kUndated World War II image.Captain Jerry Mason USN
Macdonough 157kUndated, location unknown.Ron Reeves
Macdonough 49kUndated postcard.Tommy Trampp
Macdonough 89kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) off the Boston Navy Yard, 14 June 1935. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss/Tony Cowart
Macdonough 96kPortsmouth, UK September 1935.Marc Piché/Robert Hurst
Macdonough 132kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) Underway at sea, circa 1935-1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 92kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) At sea, circa 1935-1937. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 102kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) steaming in another destroyer's wake during maneuvers staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, by Destroyer Squadron Twenty (DesRon 20) 14 September 1936. Courtesy of Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 100kPatrol planes fly over DesRon20 destroyers, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. Planes include one PBY-1 of Patrol Squadron 11 (upper right), flying in formation with four P2Ys of Patrol Squadron 7. In the distance are four PM-1s of Patrol Squadron 9. Ships are steaming in line abreast, shortly after passing through a smokescreen. The three nearest the camera are (from right to left): Dewey (DD-349), Hull (DD-350) and Macdonough (DD-351). Courtesy of Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 108kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) steaming in another destroyer's wake, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News by Destroyer Squadron Twenty (DesRon 20) off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. Courtesy of Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center PhotographFred Weiss
Macdonough 80kDestroyer Squadron twenty (DesRon20) steam through a smokescreen laid by planes of Patrol Squadrons Seven, Nine and Eleven, during an exhibition staged for Movietone News off San Diego, California, 14 September 1936. the ships are, from bottom to top: USS Farragut (DD-348); USS Dewey (DD-349); USS Hull (DD-350); USS Macdonough (DD-351); USS Worden (DD-352); USS Dale (DD-353); USS Monoghan (DD-354) and USS Alwyn (DD-355). Courtesy Commander Robert L. Ghormley, Jr., USN, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 67293.Robert Hurst
Macdonough 103kUSS Dobbin (AD-2) photographed circa 1937, with several destroyers alongside. They include (from left to right): USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Worden (DD-352), USS MacDonough (DD-351), USS Dewey (DD-349) and USS Hull (DD-350). Note that some of these ships' hull numbers are painted close to the waterline, while others are about midway between the boot topping and the weather deck. Courtesy of BMGC Ralph E. Turpin, USN (Retired), 1963. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 165kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) aproaching an anchorage in the lower end of Iliuliuk Bay, off Rocky Point, in the Aleutian Islands, 27 April 1937. Photographed from USS Dewey (DD-349). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 107kFleet Maneuvers, May 1937 Three destroyers speed into position in the battle line, during annual U.S. Fleet maneuvers. They are, from left to right): USS Hull (DD-350), USS Worden (DD-352) and USS Macdonough (DD-351). Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute Photo Collection, Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 160kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) underway in harbor, 11 April 1938. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 44kCirca 1942, location unknown.Tommy Trampp
Macdonough 72kApril 20 1942, location unknown. Note that aft guns are not shielded; original No.3 gun mount abaft funnel has been removed.Robert Hurst
Macdonough 170kUSS MacDonough (DD 351) off Mare Island off Mare Island on April 20, 1942. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Macdonough 218kMay 1942 at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Macdonough 132kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) Plan view of the ship's starboard side, forward, while she was at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 29 May 1942. Note details of motor boat (lower left), pilothouse and main battery gun director. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 113kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 17 January 1943. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 86kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) Plan view of the ship's port side, forward, while she was at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 16 January 1943. Note: 5"/38 shielded pedestal gun mounts; fire control radar atop the gun director; 5"/38 loading practice machine between the smokestacks; and life rafts. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 136kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 3 September 1943. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 116kForward plan view of the USS MacDonough (DD 351) at Mare Island on 1 Sep 1943.Darryl Baker
Macdonough 143kAft plan view of the USS MacDonough (DD 351) at Mare Island on 1 Sep 1943.Darryl Baker
Macdonough 62kStern view of the USS MacDonough (DD 351) departing Mare Island on 3 Sep 1943.Darryl Baker
Macdonough 80kBroadside view of the USS MacDonough (DD 351) off Mare Island on 3 Sep 1943. She was in overhaul at the yard from 21 June to 23 Sept. 43.Darryl Baker
Macdonough 86kBow on view of the USS MacDonough (DD 351) off Mare Island on 3 Sep 1943.Darryl Baker
Macdonough 112kUSS MacDonough (DD-351) At sea in December 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss
Macdonough 189kUSS Macdonough (DD-351) plowing into heavy seas, 14 April 1945. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-320301.Mike Green

USS MACDONOUGH DD-351 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves


CDR Charles Snow Alden    Mar 15 1935 - Jun 30 1937

LCDR Herbert John Grassie    Jun 30 1937 - Jun 8 1938 (Later RADM)

CDR Edmund James Kidder    Jun 8 1938 - May 16 1939

LCDR Raymond Dombill Tarbuck    May 16 1939 - Mar 10 1941 (Later RADM)

LCDR John Malcolm McIsaac    Mar 10 1941 - Apr 1942 (Later RADM)

CDR Erle Van Emburgh Dennett    Jun 1 1942 - Sep 18 1943

CDR John William Ramey    Sep 18 1943 - Aug 26 1944 (Later RADM)

CDR Burton Herbert Shupper    Aug 26 1944 - Mar 10 1945 (Later RADM)

LCDR Charles Edward Arens    Mar 10 1945 - Oct 22 1945 


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Naval Historical Center Pearl Harbor Action Report
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Destroyer History Foundation
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