08/23/02 -
USS-Scott.com is commissioned

08/24/02 -
Messages From the Crew

USS-Scott.com is moved to DDG995.com




The Unofficial website for the US Navy Ship, USS Scott

This site was created for the sailors, family and friends of the USS SCOTT, a guided missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk VA, and later in Mayport, FL. She was one of four KIDD class destroyers. Originally built for the shah of Iran, this ship and its sisters, were like no other ships in the US Navy.
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About this site
The reason for this site is simple. My son was asking questions about my time aboard the SCOTT, and I assumed that I could find lots of information and pictures of the ship online. To my surprise, there was very little information and few photos, most of which were of poor quality. I hope to gather input from former Scott sailors to use as content for this site.


General Information on this ship
: Keel Laid: 1979
Commissioned: October 24, 1981
Decommissioned: December 11, 1998
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two
Blades on each Propeller: five
Length: 564,3 feet (172 meters)
Beam: 55,1 feet (16.8 meters)
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 9,500 tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: two SH-2 helicopters (LAMPS I), one SH-3 helicopter, one CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter, or one SH-60 LAMPS MK III Seahawk
Armament: two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, two Mk 26 launchers for Standard missiles, Harpoon missile launchers, Mk 46 torpedoes (two triple tube mounts), two 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Crew: approx. 340