HMS Scott (J 79)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland) : Parsons|
|Ordered||12 Apr 1937|
|Laid down||30 Aug 1937|
|Launched||23 Aug 1938|
|Commissioned||23 Feb 1939|
|End service||20 Nov 1964|
Scrapped 30 June 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Scott (J 79)
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|1||Cdr. William Cornfield Jenks, RN||3 Jul 1939||7 Oct 1939|
|2||Cdr. Edmund Henry Buckingham Baker, RN||7 Oct 1939||15 Apr 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Kenneth St.Barbe Collins, RN||15 Apr 1940||10 Apr 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. John Michael Sharpey-Schafer, RN||10 Apr 1942||25 Feb 1944|
|5||Cdr. Sydney John Hennessey, RN||25 Feb 1944||6 Aug 1945|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Robert Bill, DSO, RN||6 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Scott include:
Blanche returned to Dover late in the evening. (1)
24 Jan 1940
HMS Faulknor (Capt. C.S. Daniel, DSO, RN), HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN) and HMS Scott (Cdr. E.H.B. Baker, RN) together conducted A/S sweeps in the Clyde area during the night of 24/25 January 1940. (4)
17 Aug 1943
HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN) serving as target. Also gunnery exercises were carried out. (5)
17 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN), HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville). (6)
- ADM 53/107790
- ADM 173/15690
- ADM 173/15805
- ADM 53/112519
- ADM 173/18319
- ADM 173/18446
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.