Allied Warships

USS Norman Scott (DD 690)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 690 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1942 
Laid down26 Apr 1943 
Launched28 Aug 1943 
Commissioned5 Nov 1943 
End service30 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Stricken 15 April 1973.
Sold 3 December 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Norman Scott (DD 690)

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CommanderFromTo
1Seymour Dunlop Owens, USN5 Nov 194324 Jul 1944 (+)
2Lt. (jg) Will C. Jumper, USNR24 Jul 194424 Jul 1944
3Lt. Hope Strong, Jr., USN24 Jul 194424 Jul 1944
4Lt. (jg) John P. Harlow, USNR24 Jul 194424 Jul 1944
5Sidney Kenneth Tulley, USNR24 Jul 194410 Aug 1944
6Lt.Cdr. William Baxter Porter, USN10 Aug 194416 Sep 1945
7William Jones Hughes, Jr., USN16 Sep 194530 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.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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