The Farragut Class destroyer MacDonough was laid down at Boston Navy Yard on 15 May 1933 and completed on 28 June 1935. Her displacement was 1,395 tons, length overall 342 feet and beam 35 feet. She carried four 5-inch, 38 caliber and several smaller guns as well as eight 21-inch torpedo tubes. On 7 December she was moored off the north-east shore of Ford Island.
See also: Ford Island