Allied Warships

HMS Scott (J 79)

Minesweeper of the Halcyon class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassHalcyon 
PennantJ 79 
ModThird group 
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 
History

Scrapped 30 June 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Scott (J 79)

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CommanderFromTo
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)

12 Dec 1939
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.A.S. Wise, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Scott (Cdr. E.H.B. Baker, RN) and HMS Pintail (Lt.Cdr. T.H. Hill-Walker, RN). (2)

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. (3)

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). (4)

18 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). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15690
  2. ADM 173/15805
  3. ADM 173/18319
  4. ADM 173/18446

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


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