Allied Warships

HMS Scott (J 79)

Minesweeper of the Halcyon class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 79 
Built byCaledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland) : Parsons 
Ordered12 Apr 1937 
Laid down30 Aug 1937 
Launched23 Aug 1938 
Commissioned23 Feb 1939 
End service20 Nov 1964 

Scrapped 30 June 1965.


Commands listed for HMS Scott (J 79)

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1Cdr. William Cornfield Jenks, RN3 Jul 19397 Oct 1939
2Cdr. Edmund Henry Buckingham Baker, RN7 Oct 193915 Apr 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Kenneth St.Barbe Collins, RN15 Apr 194010 Apr 1942
4Lt.Cdr. John Michael Sharpey-Schafer, RN10 Apr 194225 Feb 1944
5Cdr. Sydney John Hennessey, RN25 Feb 19446 Aug 1945
6Lt.Cdr. Robert Bill, DSO, RN6 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Scott include:

5 Dec 1939
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Scott (Cdr. E.H.B. Baker, RN). (1)

29 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/15690
  2. ADM 173/17786

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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