- USS Scott (DDG-995)
Career (United States) Name: USS Scott (DDG-995) Builder: Litton Ingalls,
Laid down: February 12, 1979 Launched: March 1, 1980 Acquired: September 8, 1981 Commissioned: October 24, 1981 Decommissioned: December 10, 1998 Struck: December 10, 1998 Fate: Sold to Taiwan, 30 May 2003; commissioned as ROCS Kee Lung (DDG-1801) General characteristics Class and type: Kidd-class destroyer Displacement: 9,783 tons full Length: 171.6 m (563 ft) Beam: 16.8 m (55 ft) Draft: 9.6 m (31.5 ft) Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 80,000 shp (60,000 kW) total Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h) Complement: 31 officers
AN/SPS-48E 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-49 2D air search radar
SPG-60 gun fire control radar
AN/SPG-51 missile fire control radar
AN/SPS-55 surface search radar
AN/SPQ-9A gun fire control radar
AN/SQQ-28 Shipboard Sonobuoy Processing System sonar
AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Outboard II Armament: 2 × Mark 26 RIM-66 Standard missile launchers
2 × Mark 141 quad launcher with 8 × RGM-84 Harpoon
2 × Mark 15 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × Mark 45 5 in (127 mm) / 54 caliber gun
2 × Mark 32 triple tube mounts with 6 × Mark 46 torpedoes
1 × Mark 112 ASROC launcher
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-3 Sea King or
2 × SH-2 Seasprite
USS Scott (DDG-995) was a Kidd-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Rear Admiral Norman Scott, who was killed during a surface action at the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (sometimes referred to as the Battle of Friday the 13th) aboard USS Atlanta, winning a posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions.
Originally named Nader, Scott was ordered by the Shah of Iran, but was undelivered at the time of the Iranian Revolution and the U.S. Navy elected to commission her and her sister ships for service in the Persian Gulf. The destroyers were equipped with heavy-duty air conditioning and were also well suited to filtering sand and the results from NBC warfare. She was commissioned in 1981.
Scott completed a major re-fit in Philadelphia in 1988. The focus was to upgrade its radar and fire control tracking system as well to support AEGIS equipped vessels.
Scott was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy on December 10, 1998.
Scott was sold to the Republic of China in 2004 and originally to be named Chi Te. However, due to her better storage condition than her sister ships, she became the first Kidd class vessel to be commissioned by the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) and named ROCS Kee Lung (DDG-1801), becoming the leading vessel of the new ROCN Kee Lung-class destroyers.
After almost two years of refit and training in the U.S., the Kee Lung was commissioned on December 17, 2005 at Kee-Lung naval port in northern Taiwan. The ROCN paid just over $690 million for the four Kidd-class destroyers, giving it extensive AAW capabilities.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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