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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points13,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.21 mod.1 mount4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed15 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time12 sec.
Firing Range12.51 km.
Maximum Dispersion108 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk142 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.71 shots/min.
Reload Time85 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMark 12 
Maximum Damage11,733 
Torpedo Speed64 knot
Torpedo Range6.39 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.21 mod.1 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.21 mod.1 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.24 mod.11 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed36.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius560 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.4 sec.
Surface Detectability Range6.98 km.
Air Detectability Range2.78 km.
Battle Levels

Monaghan — American special premium Tier VI destroyer.

USS Monaghan, a Farragut-class destroyer, was the duty ship during the raid on Pearl Harbor, and she was one of the first to open fire on Japanese aircraft. The destroyer participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea, Battle of Midway, and Battle of the Commander Islands. Monaghan escorted aircraft carriers participating in the landing on the Marshall Islands, Saipan, and Guam. On December 17, 1944, the destroyer was sunk by Typhoon Cobra east of the Philippines. Over the course of World War II, the ship was awarded 12 battle stars.

Monaghan was first available via American Crates after Update 0.7.5. She was first released for sale worldwide on 29 June 2018.


Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.21 mod.1 mount/Mk.24 mod.11 mount15121081,80052,100 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Monaghan (B)13,9006162/26/3/1/22 00
Monaghan (A)13,9006162/28/42 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mark 12 (Mk15 mod. 3)0.51227.216,633559.2 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk6 mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 42,800 hp36.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Engine Boost Modification 1
Defensive AA Fire Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
Smoke Generator Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Depth Charges Modification 1

Player Opinion


Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.

On the outside, the Tier VI Premium American destroyer Monaghan appears identical to her tech-tree counterpart and sister, Farragut. For all intents and purposes, both ships possess two hull options to choose from: Monaghan’s Hull (A) and torpedo armament are a near-copy of Farragut’s, while Hull (B) removes two main battery guns in exchange for two racks of Mark 15 mod. 3 torpedoes just like those found on Benson; Farragut has the options between Hulls (A) and (B).

As noted, Monaghan’s stock configuration is slightly less to that of Farragut: Monaghan has armed with 4x1 127 mm guns and 2x4 centerline-mounted torpedoes with a range lower than that of the ships' detection by sea. Monaghan beats out Hull (B) Farragut in terms of Torpedo reload time, hit points, and AA armament, while Farragut retains a faster rudder and more main guns. Monaghan also has the ability to swap her Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. consumable for the Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. consumable. With her stock configuration, Monaghan will enjoy a play style identical to that of Farragut; firing from cover or smoke and doing opportunistic but risky torpedo runs on enemy ships.

Monaghan’s uniqueness comes into play with her Hull (B) configuration. In this configuration, she sacrifices her two rear-facing main guns for a quadruple and a double 40 mm Bofors mounts, and two double mounts amidships. She also gains the option of mounting longer range torpedoes, the same torpedoes found on the top hulls of Tier VIII destroyer Benson. Unlike the stock torpedoes, these are mounted in a 2x5 configuration with greatly increased range and damage at the loss of speed and ~50% slower reload. The long range torpedo option allows Monaghan to fire torpedoes from beyond her detection range, an ability not found in the tech-tree American destroyers until the Tier VII Mahan with her upgraded torpedoes.

Monaghan takes on a vastly different play style in this configuration. Captains will find that she plays more similarly to a Japanese torpedo-focused destroyer than an American destroyer. With only two guns, she will have little to no ability to contest capture points, and will be hampered in her ability to light fires on larger ships. Captains will also be forced to make a decision between a 30 second Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. consumable or Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.. Captains should take note that although Monaghan’s Hull (B) has increased AA, her AA even with Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. active will still be lack luster against higher-tier aircraft. Her Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. is also greatly inferior to the version found on Japanese destroyers.

In summary, Monaghan offers a fairly unique play style in comparison to her tech-tree counterpart and most other American destroyers, while still being compatible with captains of the American destroyer branch for accelerated training and credit earning. Her two hull options offer either a safe and familiar play style, or a more torpedo-focused style similar to that of other nations' destroyer lines.


  • Most of the same qualities and upsides as non-premium counterpart Farragut.
  • Can mount Benson’s 9.2km range torpedoes (at the cost of two less turrets).
  • Can equip the Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. consumable.
  • Can equip both the Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. and Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. consumables (unlike Farragut, which must select one or the other).
  • Decent rudder shift.
  • Better concealment than Farragut.


  • AA guns are mainly for show and will rarely shoot anything down, even with Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. active.
  • Shell arcs make long-range targeting difficult.
  • Worse rudder shift than Farragut; may seem much slower to turn in comparison.
  • Hull (B) loses two main battery guns, leaving her badly outgunned by virtually every other destroyer in her tier spread.


As a premium ship, Monaghan doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Monaghan are as follows:

Slot 1 provides a choice between two generally useful options. Since the primary armament is dual purpose, Main Armaments Modification 1 -20% to the risk of main battery becoming incapacitated. / +50% to main battery survivability. / -20% to main battery repair time. / -20% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated. / +50% to torpedo tubes survivability. / -20% to torpedo tubes repair time. is recommended, even for those who intend to specialize in anti-aircraft duties. For a reduced chance of detonation, players may choose to mount Magazine Modification 1 : -70% risk..

Slot 3 offers two viable upgrades. The first is Aiming Systems Modification 1 : -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion., which will boost Monaghan’s ship-to-ship combat performance. Players wishing to specialize in anti-aircraft duties should mount AA Guns Modification 1 +20% reduction in the preparation time of the priority AA sector..

Commander Skills

Players have an interesting choice regarding commander skills for the Monaghan, depending on the hull choice preferred. The first hull is greatly complimented by commander skills that buff the guns, survivability, and those which help Monaghan to fight other destroyers. The second hull benefits from skills boosting the power of her torpedoes, as that is the primary focus of this set-up. This allows for quite a bit of versatility in her commander skill choices.


Monaghan can equip the following consumables:

Captains looking to improve Monaghan’s torpedo abilities should mount Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. over Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.. Mounting premium versions of Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration. and Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. is recommended to reduce their reload time.


As a premium ship, Monaghan comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.


Monaghan is suited to signals that benefit destroyers, such as Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) and November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.. As a premium, Monaghan is also decently suited for using economic flags to earn credits and XP, but as she is only Tier VI, one may want to save the flags for higher tiered ships.

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


  1. USS Monaghan (DD-354) - Wikipedia
  2. Farragut-class destroyer (1934) - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

Testing Changes

  • December 17, 2017:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • March 31, 2018:
    • The Defensive AA Fire consumable was added to a separate slot, with the same characteristics as Farragut's.
    • An alternative hull "Monaghan (B)" was added with the following characteristics:
      • Quintuple torpedo launchers equipped with the Mk 15 mod 3 torpedoes.
      • Turret 3 and Turret 4 replaced by a quadruple Bofors Mk 2 and a twin Bofors Mk 1 mount.
      • Anti-aircraft guns on the platform behind the second funnel were replaced with Bofors Mk 1 mounts.
  • May 4, 2018:
    • The Torpedo Reload Booster consumable was added with the following characteristics:
      • Torpedo cooldown of 30 s.
      • Consumable action time of 1 s.
      • 2 charges, 3 for premium version.
      • 360 s consumable cooldown, 240 s for premium version.
  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.7.0.
  • Update 0.7.6:
    • Minor fixes for ship textures and geometry.
    • Fixed minor visual defects of torpedo armament.
    • Fixed description of the ship.
  • First appeared on sale in June 2018.
  • Update 0.7.7:
    • For 127mm AP / SC Mk38 armor-piercing shells, the fuse detonation time was reduced from 0.03 to 0.01 s.
    • Made minor fixes to geometry and textures on the ship and camouflage.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • The torpedo module Mk15 mod.3 was removed from the game. Improved torpedoes will now be installed alongside the Monaghan Hull (B).
  • Update 0.10.8:
    • The number of depth charges was increased from 1 to 2.
  • Update 0.11.6:
    • Was made temporarily unavailable for purchase in the Armory due to technical issues.
      • Note: not included in the patch notes list from WG.

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