George Arthur Scott DSC, RN

Born  5 Sep 1888

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30 Nov 1904 Mid.
30 Jan 1908 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1910 Lt.
1 Oct 1918 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1923 Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Capt.
8 Jul 1941 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 9 Jul 1941


10 Jul 1919 DSC

Warship Commands listed for George Arthur Scott, RN

HMS Belfast (35)Capt.Light cruiser24 Apr 19394 Jan 1940
HMS Tyne (F 24)Capt.Destroyer Depot Ship26 Aug 194025 Jul 1941

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Light cruiser HMS Belfast (35)

9 Oct 1939 (position 63.00, -10.00)
The German passenger/cargo ship Cap Norte (13615 GRT, built 1922) is captured in approximate position 63°00'N, 10°00'W by the light cruiser HMS Belfast (Capt. G.A. Scott, DSC, RN).

Light cruiser HMS Calypso (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) also arrived on the scene to assist.

The German ship was sent to Kirkwall with a prize crew. Later the light HMS Delhi (Capt L.H.K. Hamilton, DSO, RN) arrived to escort her as did the armed boarding vessel HMS Northern Rover (Lt. (Retd.) M.H. Macpherson, RN). They arrived at Kirkwall on 12 October.

The Cap Norte was later renamed Empire Trooper and served as troopship.

21 Nov 1939 (position 56.05, -2.32)
HMS Belfast (Capt. G.A. Scott, DSC, RN) hit a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth in approximate position 56°05'N, 02°32'W. This mine was laid on 4 November 1939 by German U-boat U-21. The explosion broke the ships back and caused extensive damage. HMS Belfast was decommissioned at Rosyth on 4 January 1940 for temporary repairs. Mid 1940 she shifted to the Devonport Dockyard at Plymouth to be repaired.

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