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U.S.S. SCOTT

(DDG-995)

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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
OCT1941-OCT1941Mediterranean-Lebanon
FEB1979-Keel Date: 12 FEB 1979
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
MAR1980-Launch Date: 1 MAR 1980
OCT1981-Commissioned: 24 OCT 1981
JAN1982-FEB1983Guantanamo Bay
JUN1983-DEC1983UNITAS
JUL1983-Shellback Initiation - 27 JUL 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1983-Shellback Initiation - 26 JUL 1983 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1983-NOV1983Grenada
MAY1984-JUL198440th D-day Commemoration cruise (UK Isle Of Mann Ireland)
MAY1984-JUL1984North Atlantic
NOV1984-DEC1984Guantanamo Bay
MAR1985-Shellback Initiation - 17 MAR 1985 - Indian Ocean
JUN1985- Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1985 - Indian Ocean
AUG1985-APR1986Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
OCT1985-OCT1985Achille Lauro incident
NOV1985-Shellback Initiation - 30 NOV 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR1986-APR1986Operation El Dorado Canyon(Line-Of-Death)
JUN1986-JAN1987Desert Shield
MAR1990-SEP1990Mediterranean
MAR1991-SEP1991Mediterranean
AUG1991-OCT1991Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1991-OCT1991North Atlantic
DEC1991-JUN1992Mediterranean
MAY1992-JUN1992Dependents Cruise
SEP1992-JAN1993Dry Dock
FEB1993-JUL1993Sea Trials
AUG1993-FEB1994Mediterranean
AUG1995-FEB1996Mediterranean
DEC1998-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)