USS Norman Scott (DD 690)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1943|
|Launched||28 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Nov 1943|
|End service||30 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Norman Scott (DD 690)
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|1||Seymour Dunlop Owens, USN||5 Nov 1943||24 Jul 1944 (+)|
|2||Lt. (jg) Will C. Jumper, USNR||24 Jul 1944||24 Jul 1944|
|3||Lt. Hope Strong, Jr., USN||24 Jul 1944||24 Jul 1944|
|4||Lt. (jg) John P. Harlow, USNR||24 Jul 1944||24 Jul 1944|
|5||Sidney Kenneth Tulley, USNR||24 Jul 1944||10 Aug 1944|
|6||Lt.Cdr. William Baxter Porter, USN||10 Aug 1944||16 Sep 1945|
|7||William Jones Hughes, Jr., USN||16 Sep 1945||30 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Norman Scott include:
The USS Norman Scott was damaged seriously by Japanese shore batteries off the southern coast of Tinian, during the invasion of Tinian on July 24, 1944. The Norman Scott was detailed to draw fire away from the invasion that was taken place north of the island. The Norman Scott was hit six times in a few seconds. The Commanding officer Cmdr Seymour Dunlop Owens was killed along with 22 of his ship mates, 57 were wounded. The navy made a RKO film called This is America - Navy Yard. It was about the Norman Scott's battle damage repair at Mare Island. The Norman Scott was one of the ships of the destroyer squadron of Desron 54. The destroyers from Desron 54 opened up the battle of Surigao Strait. The destroyer's of Desron 54 sank the Japanese battle ship Fuso and sank two destroyers. The Norman Scott was on the way to that battle after her repair. Later in the war Desron 54 went in with Halsey's three battle ships to bomb the Japanese homeland - the seaport city of Muroran on July 15, 1945.