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Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 10 x 40mm, 7 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME April 26 1943.
Launched August 28 1943 and commissioned November 5 1943.
Decommissioned April 30 1946.
Stricken April 15 1973.
Fate Sold December 3 1973 to American Ship Dismantling Corp., Brownsville for $168,889.91 and broken up for scrap.
23 of her crew were lost and remain on duty.

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Scott 91kNorman Scott, born 10 August 1889 in Indianapolis, Ind., was appointed midshipman 17 June 1907, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1911. In December 1917, the future Rear Admiral Norman Scott was the Executive Officer of USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) when she was sunk by a German submarine and was commended for his performance at that time. He received his first command, a group of eagle boats, in 1919. During peacetime, he commanded Paul Jones and Pensacola. Commissioned Rear Admiral 16 June 1942, he commanded a strike force in the Guadalcanal campaign. On the night of 12/13 November 1942, he led his force against a numerically superior Japanese force in a desperate struggle to prevent the Japanese from turning back our first offensive action in the Pacific. He was killed aboard his flagship, USS Atlanta (CL-51), during the action, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his intrepid leadership. Photo #: NH 102454. Rear Admiral Norman Scott, USN, Halftone reproduction of a 1942 photograph, published in "Medal of Honor, 1861-1945, The Navy", page 257. Rear Admiral Scott was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous intrepidity" during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 13 November 1942. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Wayne VanDerVoort/Bill Gonyo
Scott 78kArtist's conception of the 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, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Scott 255kUndated postcard, location unknown.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 41kUndated, location unknown.Norman Monfort
Scott 71k1943 at Bath Iron Works.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 55kthe Scott at Bath, Maine at her launching in August 28, 1943.Norman Monfort
Scott 70kSeymour Owens the Captain of the Norman Scott giving a speech at the commissioning of the Scott at the Boston Navy Yard on November 5, 1943. He was killed in action at Tinian 8 1/2 months later.Wayne VanDerVoort
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Commissioning pamphlet from the collection of crew member, Norman Monfort - November 5 1943
Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 60kUSS Norman Scott in Boston on January 8, 1944.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 165kOperating with USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73), February 1944.Norman Monfort
Scott 94kUSS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) with the USS Norman Scott. The Norman Scott escorted the Gambier Bay in February of 1944.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 143kJune 1944 supporting the invasion of Saipan, National Archives photo 80-G-244406. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 13d.Norman Monfort
Scott 27kUSS Norman Scott refueling from the AO-71 Neshanic off Saipan in June 1944.Norman Monfort
Scott 125kUSS Norman Scott Plan of the Day off Saipan, June 14 1944.Mark Rogers
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Letter written by Bill Stein to Norman Monfort thanking the Norman Scott.
Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 65kUSS USS Norman Scott (DD-690), off Saipan, 15 June 1944. Photo taken from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe. Photo Identified by Wayne VanDerVoort.Robert Hurst
Scott 201kDeck Log from the Saipan Invasion, June 15 1944.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 132kUSS Norman Scott Plan of the Day off Saipan, June 15 1944.Mark Rogers
Scott 127kNaval Gun Fire Support (NGFS) plan for the invasion of Saipan on June 15 1944.Wayne VanDerVoort
Art by Wayne
126kPainting of the USS Norman Scott on the morning of the Saipan invasion by Wayne Scarpaci of Art by Wayne.Wayne VanDerVoort
Art by Wayne
65kPainting of the USS Norman Scott at Tinian just before she was hit. The Norman Scott was moving in to draw fire away from the USS Colorado. The USS Colorado is in the foreground. Painting by Wayne Scarpaci of Art by Wayne.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 146kPainting of the USS Cleveland (CL-55) screening the Scott at Tinian on July 24 1944 after she had been hit. Wayne donated the painting to the Naval Park in Buffalo on July 28 2011.Wayne VanDerVoort


Condolence messages to the USS Norman Scott following casualties off Tinian, July 24 1944.Mark Rogers
Scott 86kDamage from 6" coastal guns on Tinian, 24 July 1944.Norman Monfort
Scott 85kAnother view of the damage.Norman Monfort
Scott 149kAnother view of the damage.Norman Monfort
Scott 62kView of shrapnel damage when the Scott was hit at Tinian. The Captain, Seymour Owens, was killed above this section on the wing of the bridge.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 102kShrapnel fragments that were picked up by crew member MM2c Armando Bonanno after the ship was attacked during the invasion of Tinian, July 24, 1944. He picked up the fragments that were around his battle station, he was in the damage control party.Wayne VanDerVoort
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Deck Log from the July 24 1944 assault on Tinian.
Wayne VanDerVoort
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Photos of the USS Norman Scott at Mare Island showing where the six inch shells hit the ship during the invasion of Tinian July 24, 1944. Photo are from the research by C. Lee Johnson.
Wayne VanDerVoort
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Letters between two navy sailors that served during WWII, two served aboard the USS Norman Scottt and the other one served aboard the USS Cleveland. One was a fire controlman aboard the Scott, the other was a Lieutenant on the bridge of the USS Cleveland during the invasion of Tinian on July 24, 1944.
Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 158kOfficial USN photo #5270-44. USS Norman Scott (DD-690) at Mare Island showing some of the damage, August 1944.David Buell
Scott 144kAfter repairs at Mare Island, circa 1944.Norman Monfort
Scott 148kNewspaper article of November 8, 1944 about repairs being done at Mare Island in August 1944.Norman Monfort
Scott 149kNavy Photo 5290-44, workman board USS Norman Scott (DD 690) at Mare Island on 19 Aug 1944 to start repair of battle damage.Darryl Baker
Scott 107kAft plan view of USS Norman Scott (DD 690) at Mare Island on 14 Oct 1944 near the completion of her overhaul. She was in overhaul at the yard from 17 Aug until 15 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Scott 103kForward plan view of USS Norman Scott (DD 690) at Mare Island on 14 Oct 1944 near the completion of her overhaul. She was in overhaul at the yard from 17 Aug until 15 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Scott 80kMare Island, October 16 1944.Don Muse
Scott 64kAs above.Don Muse
Scott 68kAs above.Don Muse
Scott 106kOctober 16 1944 at Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Scott 117kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Scott 139kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Scott 388kNewspaper clipping from the Boston Daily Globe on August 21, 1945.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 167kUSS Norman Scott (DD-690) coming alongside USS Shangri-La (CV-38) for refueling, while enroute from Okinawa to San Pedro, California in October 1945. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #: NH 73367.Norman Monfort/Robert Hurst
Scott 98kRefueling from the USS Chicopee (AO-34) with the USS Intrepid (CV-11) opposite on April 10 1945.Pieter Bakels
Scott 123kNews dispatch from Admiral Nimitz describing the first naval bombardment of the Japanese homeland on July 15, 1945. The six ships were the battleships USS Missouri, USS Wisconsin, USS Iowa and the destroyers USS McGowan, USS Norman Scott and the USS Remey.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 358kAugust 15 1945 issue of the ship's newspaper, VJ Day.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 50kHerby, the Scott's pet money who sailed with the ship during the War.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 83kThe Scott's Logo and Tally Board from World War II.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 106kShip produced cachet postal cover in memory of the events of September 2, 1945.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 324kNewspaper article from Tacoma, WA of October 27, 1945.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 227kNewspaper article from Tacoma, WA of October 27, 1945.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 141kTacoma, Washington Navy Day October 27, 1945.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 61kAnother view of the Japanese shore battery.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 96k2002 views of the Japanese guns that fired on the Norman Scott in July 1944.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 68kAt Mare Island in May 1972.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 208kTwo poems that Will C. Jumper wrote, he was a Lieutenant aboard the USS Norman Scott DD690 during WWII. After the war he became a professor of Literature at the University of Iowa and wrote a book of poems called From Time Remembered. In that book he wrote a number of poems about the crew that died on July 24 1944. Will passed away in 1990.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 69kModel of the USS Norman Scott. The model kit was sent to me by a crew member, Armando Bonanno, sent it to me in February of 2010, it was assembled in April 2010. The model is 36 inches long. I plan on donating it to a naval museum once I get more crew members to sign it.Wayne VanDerVoort
Scott 130kShips patch.Wayne VanDerVoort
Destroyer Special Features of Historical Documents from Chris Wright and Ed Zajkowski
USS Norman Scott's Action Reports - 60 images
USS Norman Scott's War Diary - 132 images

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Seymour Dunlop Owens    Nov 5 1943 - Jul 24 1944 (KIA)
LCDR Sidney Kenneth Tulley (Acting - Wounded)    Jul 24 1944 - Aug 10 1944
CDR William Baxter Porter    Aug 10 1944 - Sep 16 1945
LCDR William Jones Hughes Jr.    Sep 16 1945 - Apr 30 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dennis Winghart
Address: 1131 Mt Nebo Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (412)366-8634
San Fransisco, CA September 20-22, 2012.

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Norman Scott Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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