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USS Scott was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on January 1, 1943 and launched on April 3, the same year. It was commissioned on July 20, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Claude S. Kirkpatrick’s command with the hull number DE-214 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on March 3, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Derry, Casco Bay, Boston, Delaware or South Carolina. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1965. A year and a half later, in January 1967, the ship was sold for scrapping.