Allied Warships

USS Scott (DE 214)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 214 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 Jan 1943 
Launched3 Apr 1943 
Commissioned20 Jul 1943 
End service3 Mar 1947 
History

Decommissioned 3 March 1947.
Stricken 1 July 1965.
Sold 20 January 1967 and broken up.

 

Commands listed for USS Scott (DE 214)

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CommanderFromTo
1Claude Siceluff Kirkpatrick, USNR20 Jul 19431 Nov 1943
2Harrison Hancock Holton, USN1 Nov 19439 Oct 1944
3Walter Edwin Paris, USNR9 Oct 194414 Dec 1944
4Hugo Wilson Osterhaus, Jr., USNR14 Dec 19441 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Scott include:


16 Nov 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Folkestone (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, OBE, RN), USS Scott, USS Weber and USS Burke. (1)

17 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Scott, USS Weber, USS Burke and aircraft. (2)

29 Dec 1944
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR), USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR), USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR) and USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN).

30 Dec 1944
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR), USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR), USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR) and USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN).

13 Jan 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR) and USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17776
  2. ADM 173/17788

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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