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USS SCOTT

(DDG-995)

Auxilium Ab Alto

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The USS SCOTT (DDG-995), a Kidd class destroyer, was commissioned on 24 OCT 1981. Orginally USS SCOTT was built for the Iranian Navy, but was never delivered due to the Iranian Revolution in 1979. SCOTT joined the Atlantic Fleet after commissioning, first homeported at Norfolk, Virginia, and later in Mayport, Florida. SCOTT deployed to the "MED", North Atlantic, "IO" and "GIMO". USS SCOTT was in the Med in 1995 during the Gulf of Sidra operations that President Reagan used to pressure Libya and acted as the shadow of the SS ACHILLE LAURO, a cruise ship that was hijacked by the Palestine Liberation Front. USS SCOTT served her country for 17 years, 1 month and 16 days, until decommissioned on 10 DEC 1998. In 2004 she was sold to the Republic of China (Formosa), and commissioned as ROCS Kee Lung.

The USS SCOTT (DDG-995) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DDG-995 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1941 - OCT 1941 Mediterranean-Lebanon
FEB 1979 Keel Date: 12 FEB 1979
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
MAR 1980 Launch Date: 1 MAR 1980
OCT 1981 Commissioned: 24 OCT 1981
JAN 1982 - FEB 1983 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1983 - DEC 1983 UNITAS
JUL 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JUL 1983 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1984 - JUL 1984 North Atlantic
NOV 1984 - DEC 1984 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 17 MAR 1985 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1985 - APR 1986 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
NOV 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 30 NOV 1985 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1986 - JAN 1987 Desert Shield
MAR 1990 - SEP 1990 Mediterranean
MAR 1991 - SEP 1991 Mediterranean
AUG 1991 - OCT 1991 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
AUG 1991 - OCT 1991 North Atlantic
DEC 1991 - JUN 1992 Mediterranean
MAY 1992 - JUN 1992 Dependents Cruise
SEP 1992 - JAN 1993 Dry Dock
FEB 1993 - JUL 1993 Sea Trials
AUG 1993 - FEB 1994 Mediterranean
DEC 1998 Decommissioned: 10 DEC 1998

DDG-995 General Specifications

Class: Kidd-class destroyer

Complement: 31 Officers and 332 Enlisted

Displacement: 9783 tons

Length: 563 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Draft: 31.5 feet

Final Disposition: Sold to Taiwan 30 May 2003; commissioned as ROCS Kee Lung (DDG-1801)