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USS Neal A. Scott (DE 769)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - Y - M
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 w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 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 / 201
Neal A. Scott (DE 769) Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 June 1943: Keel laid by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Fla.
  • 04 June 1944: Launched and christened, co-sponsored by Mrs. Leigh Scott and Miss Margaret Scott, mother and sister, respectively, of Ens. Scott
  • 31 July 1944: Commissioned, Lt. P. D. Holden in command
  • 30 April 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 1.75 years of service
  • 1961: Moved to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet berthing area at Orange, Tex.
  • 01 June 1968: Struck from the NVR
  • July 1969: Sold, scrapped
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    Neal A. Scott 94k Artist's conception of Neal A. Scott by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Neal A. Scott 39k undated wartime image DESA Archives

    Neal A. Scott History
    View the USS Neil A. Scott (DE 769) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Neal A. Scott's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 31 Jul. 1944 28 Apr. 1945Lcdr. Philip D. Holden, USNR (Comm. CO) (New York, N.Y.)
    2.) 28 Apr. 1945 27 Nov. 1945Lt. Stuart A. Spaulding, USNR (Buck Hill Falls, Pa.)
    3.) 27 Nov. 1945 09 Feb. 1946Lt. Roger K. Harper, USNR
    4.) 09 Feb. 1946 30 Apr. 1946Lt.(jg) J. W. Ingram, USNR (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Neal A. Scott
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