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USS Neal A. Scott (DE 769)


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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 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
  • 22 April 1945: In company with USS Carter (DE 112) sank German submarine U-518 in position 43.26N, 38.23W, NW of the Azores
  • 11 May 1945: Intercepted and accepted surrender of U-1228. Placed a boarding party on her, and took on 28 U-boat crewmen, and her Captain. Delivered them to Portsmouth, N.H. on 17 May.
  • 27 October 1945: Celebrated "Navy Day" at Corpus Christi, Tex. in company with Irex (SS 482), Sea Leopard (SS 483) and LST-338
  • 30 April 1946: Decommissioned at Jacksonville, Fla. after 1 year and 9 months of service, moved to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 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 39k undated wartime image DESA Archives
    Neal A. Scott 98k 11 October 1944: Boston, Mass. - USS Neal A. Scott (DE 769) got underway from Pier 4 at the Boston Navy Yard for a transit to the Norfolk Naval Operating Base. She had been in the Boston Yard for post-shakedown availability since 27 September. Scott is wearing camouflage 32/3D in a reversed application and carries a SU radome midway up the mast above the bridge and an HF/DF on the stub mast. She has the popular additional 40mm in place of the torpedo tubes. Scott operated in the Atlantic Fleet for the entire war.

    (U.S. Navy photo #80-G-382778 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md., courtesy of the late C. Lee Johnson)



    (U.S. Navy photo #80-G-382777 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md., courtesy of the late C. Lee Johnson)




    (U.S. Navy photo #19-LCM-DE769-3 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md., courtesy of the late C. Lee Johnson, Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage)


    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Navsource DE/FF/LCS
    Archive Manager
    Neal A. Scott 145k
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    Neal A. Scott 39k 16 November 1942: News article from the Statesville Daily Record, Statesville, N.C. reporting Ens. Scott's death.

    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.
    View the official War History of USS Neal A. Scott as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Neal A. Scott's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 31 Jul. 1944 – 28 Apr. 1945Lcdr. Philip Dana Holden, USNR (Comm. CO) (New York, N.Y.)
    2.) 28 Apr. 1945 – 27 Nov. 1945Lt. Stuart Arthur 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)

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