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Monaghan
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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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stock
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points13,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk21 mod. 14 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 Fire0.69 shots/min.
Reload Time87 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 Mk24 mod. 112 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk21 mod. 12 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk21 mod. 12 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk48 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius560 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.2 km.
Air Detectability Range2.78 km.
Battle Levels
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Monaghan — American promo premium Tier VI destroyer.

This Farragut-class destroyer's main battery consisted of dual-purpose guns. In 1942, one of the 127 mm guns was removed in order to install automatic anti-aircraft guns.

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

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
127 mm Mk21/Mk2415121081,80052,100 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Monaghan (B)13,9006162/23/1/6/220 00
Monaghan (A)13,9006162/28/2/220 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk15 mod. 30.51227.216,633559.2 00
Mark 120.7877.211,733646.4 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk6 mod. 1012.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 42,800 hp36.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

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 (B) and (C).

As noted, Monaghan’s stock configuration is nearly identical to that of Farragut’s Hull (C): both are 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 (C) Farragut in terms of firing range, hit points, and detection range, while Farragut retains a faster rudder and better anti-aircraft defenses. Monaghan also has the ability to swap her Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable for the Torpedo Reload Booster (When 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 Booster (When used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced.) consumable or Defensive AA Fire (While 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 Fire (While 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 Booster (When 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.


Pros:

  • 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 Booster (When used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced.) consumable.
  • Can equip both the Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) and Defensive AA Fire (While 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.

Cons:

  • AA guns are mainly for show and will rarely shoot anything down, even with Defensive AA Fire (While 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.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

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% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonation.).

Slot 3 offers two viable upgrades. The first is Aiming Systems Modification 1 (-7% to maximum dispersion of main battery shells. / +20% to torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% to secondary battery maximum firing range. / -5% to maximum dispersion of secondary shells.), which will boost Monaghan’s ship-to-ship combat performance. Players wishing to specialize in anti-aircraft duties should mount AA Guns Modification 1 (+2 to number of explosions produced by salvos from medium- and long-range AA defenses.).

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.

Consumables

Monaghan can equip the following consumables:

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

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Monaghan comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

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.

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