Walter Scott DSC, RN

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1 May 1933 S.Lt.
1 Dec 1934 Lt.
1 Dec 1942 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1947 Cdr.

Retired: 26 Sep 1962


5 Aug 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
29 Sep 1942 DSC
1 Jan 1943 Bar to DSC
2 Jun 1962 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Walter Scott, RN

HMS Hero (H 99)Lt.Destroyer31 Mar 1942mid 1943
HMS Zambesi (R 66)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer27 Mar 194410 Mar 1945

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Destroyer HMS Hero (H 99)

3 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) is docked in the Gabbari Dock at Alexandria. (1)

17 Aug 1942
The troop transports Princess Marguerite (Canadian, 5875 GRT, built 1925) and Antwerp (British, 2957 GRT, built 1920) departed Port Said for Famagusta. They were escorted by the British destroyers HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN, HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Beaufort (Lt.Cdr. S.O’G Roche, RN) and HMS Tetcott (Lt.Cdr. H.R. Rycroft, RN).

At 1559 hours (1408 hours, German time was reported by the Germans) the Princess Marguerite was torpedoed and sunk north-west of Port Said in position 32°03'N, 32°47'E by German U-boat U-83. HMS Hero and HMS Kelvin picked up 1074 survivors.

Immediately following the attack HMS Beaufort made a depth charge attack on U-83 but she was not damaged.

HMS Kelvin and HMS Paladin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) also hunted the attacker following the attack but the Germans were able to escape. HMS Kelvin departed the area to land her survivors at Port Said.

All ships of the original convoy returned to Port Said on 18 August. HMS Paladin remained hunting in the area until 20 August, reinforced by HMS Jervis (Capt. A.L. Poland, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN).


  1. ADM 53/116466

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