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USS Scott (DE 214)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Scott (DE 214) Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 January 1943: Keel laid at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 03 April 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. George McBride
  • 20 July 1943: Commissioned at Pier "A", Philadelphia Navy Yard, Lcdr. Claude S. Kirkpatrick, USNR, in command
  • 1945: Scheduled for conversion to APD, cancelled
  • 26 - 31 October 1945: Observed the National Navy Day Celebration at Newburgh, N.Y. in company with USS Alexander J. Luke (DE 577)
  • 03 March 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3 years and 7½ months of service
  • 01 July 1965: Struck from the NVR
  • 20 January 1967: Sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Metals Co., New Orleans, La.
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    49k Robert Raymond Scott was born to Edgar L. Scott and his wife, the former Lena Moore in Massillon, Ohio on 13 July 1915. He attended Washington High School from 1931 to 1933. After graduation he worked for three years in the billet department at the Republic Steel Corporation. A friend induced him to attend Ohio State University, where he attended classes during the 1936 to 1937 school year. He returned to the mill trying to earn enough funds in a hope he might return to Ohio State. Due to the recession at that time he realized he would not have enough funds to return to the University, and decided to make something of his life. He enlisted in the United States Navy at Canton, Oh. on 18 April 1938 and found the Navy to his liking. He elected to become a machinist and attended specialist schools on the west coast. Upon completion of his Navy training he was assigned to the Pacific Fleet. Machinist's Mate First Class Scott was assigned to the flag ship USS California (BB 44) when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941. The compartment space assigned to Scott contained the air compressor that fed various compartments in the battleship. Scott was on duty at his battle station while his ship was being struck by several bombs. A torpedo struck near his compartment just below the water line resulting in immediate flooding of the ship. The remainder of the personnel evacuated the space, but Scott refused to leave knowing the compressor fed the main guns, saying words to the effect that "This is my station and I will stay and give them air as long as the guns are going." He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in sacrificing himself in an effort to save his ship.

    USS Scott (DE 214) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the Home of Heroes Web Site)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
    Scott 53k 03 April 1943: Philadelphia Navy Yard - USS Scott's christening party. Matron of honor, Mrs. Milo F. Draemel, and her husband Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel, Commandant of the Philadelphia Naval Yard stand next to Mrs. George McBride, the ship's sponsor and her three sons, George, Eugene, and Francis. Roger Scott
    Lima, Ohio

    (No relation to the ship's
    Scott 127k My wife, Mary (McBride) Scott, found these photos in her parents’ house. The sponsor, Mrs. George (Mary) McBride is my wife’s paternal grandmother. My wife’s father, Francis, is the young sailor leftmost in the family photo. [Family Photo, Left to Right: Francis McBride (age 18), Ann Nevel McBride (wife of Terry), Mrs. Mary McBride, Mr. George McBride, Eugene McBride (age 20), and George McBride (age 33)]. Both Mr. and Mrs. McBride were Irish immigrants, coming to the United States in 1904 and 1908, respectively. As stated in the attached document, George and Mary McBride had 5 sons in the U.S. Navy and a daughter-in-law in the Coast Guard during WWII. Three of the sons and the daughter-in-law were present at Scott's christening. The Navy sons who were not present are Terry (age 22) and Emmet (age 24).

    The officer in the christening photos is Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel. He was the Commandant of the Philadelphia Naval Yard at the time of the Christening. Draemel was on USS Detroit in Pearl Harbor during the 07 December 1941 attack in which Robert Raymond Scott, for whom the ship was named, was killed on USS California.
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    Scott 102k 03 April 1943: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - USS Scott (DE 214) is launched, USS Burke (DE 215) is next. Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Scott 292k An article from the Congressional Record of Wednesday, 07 April 1943, commemorating the role of the McBride family in the launching of USS Scott. Roger Scott
    Scott 135k Undated: Scott as commissioned, most likely at Philadelphia. Ed Zajkowski
    Narvon, Pa.
    Scott 119k July '43 James T. Flynn, Jr.
    HMC, USNR (ret.)
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    Scott 103k Forward engine room looking from starboard to port. Brian Johnson

    (Photos taken by
    Noel E. "Red" Johnson
    MM2c, USS Scott 1943-46
    Scott 85k After fire room. Hock, Boiler Maker 2/C; Hassett, F1/C; Martin, F1/C; Nelson, WT3/C
    Scott 62k Lcdr. Hugo Osterhaus, Scott's CO on the bridge.
    Scott -- Click here (or on photo) for more uncaptioned crew photos

    Scott History
    View the USS Scott (DE 214) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Scott as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Scott's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 20 Jul. 1943 - 30 Nov. 1943Lcdr. Claude Siceluff Kirkpatrick, USNR (Comm. CO) (Tulsa, Okla.)
    2.) 30 Nov. 1943 - 09 Oct. 1944Lcdr. Harrison Hancock Holton, USN (San Pedro, Cal..)
    3.) 09 Oct. 1944 - 14 Dec. 1944Lcdr. Walter Edwin Paris, USNR (Nacoochee Valley, Ga.)
    4.) 14 Dec. 1944 - 01 Dec. 1945Lcdr. Hugo Wilson Osterhaus, Jr., USNR (San Francisco, Cal.)
    5.) 02 Jan. 1946 - 11 Mar. 1946Lt. William Worthington Ball, USNR
    6.) 11 Mar. 1946 - 01 May 1946Lt.(jg) Charles Winter Mattox, USNR (Omaha, Neb.)
    7.) 30 Jun. 1946 - 31 Oct. 1946Lcdr. William Joseph Carey, Jr., USN (St. Louis, Mo.)
    8.) 01 Dec. 1946 - 03 Mar. 1947Lcdr. Elbert Davis Sprott, Jr., USN (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Nick Corbo

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