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USS Scroggins (DE 799)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - K - J
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
Scroggins (DE 799) Building and Operational Data:
  • 04 September 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
  • 06 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Dartha Hardin, sister of Aviation Radioman Scroggins
  • 30 March 1944: Commissioned at Orange, Tex., Lcdr Herbert Kriloff in command
  • 15 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 3 months of service
  • 05 July 1965: Struck from the NVR
  • 05 April 1967: Sold for scrapping to the Peck Iron and Metals Co., Portsmouth, Va.
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    Scroggins 16k December 1944 Wayne E. Cook
    Baker 2nd Class
    Scroggins 160k Crew Photo, December 1944
    Scroggins 77k October 1945: Philadelphia, Pa. - USS Scroggins (DE 799) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The bridge shows modifications, and two twin 40 mm Bofors have been added in place of the torpedo tube position. Note the rangefinder for the 3"/50 guns on the bridge. Scroggins is in Measure 22 camouflage (Navy Blue and Haze Gray); inboard of her, by contrast is a 'Rudderow' class DE in the sombre Measure 11 scheme - overall Navy Blue.
    (Photos and text taken from "American Destroyer Escorts of World War 2" by Peter Elliott)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom

    Scroggins History
    View the USS Scroggins (DE 799) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Scroggins as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Scroggins' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 30 Mar. 1944 01 Jul. 1945Lt. / Lcdr. Herbert Kriloff, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA 39) (Chicago, Ill.)
    2.) 01 Jul. 1945 20 Nov. 1945Lcdr. James Alford Stapleton, USNR (Decatur, Ga.)
    3.) 20 Nov. 1945 23 Feb. 1946Lcdr. Michael Joseph Hanley Jr., USN (USNA 40) (Washington, D.C.)
    4.) 23 Feb. 1946 15 Jun. 1946Lcdr. James Hervey Batcheller Jr., USN (Decomm. CO) (USNA 41) (Point Lookout, Corvallis, Ore.)

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    Additional Resources

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    The Destroyer History Foundation
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