George Arthur Scott DSC, RN
|Born||5 Sep 1888|
Retired: 9 Jul 1941
Warship Commands listed for George Arthur Scott, RN
|HMS Belfast (35)||Capt.||Light cruiser||24 Apr 1939||4 Jan 1940|
|HMS Tyne (F 24)||Capt.||Destroyer Depot Ship||26 Aug 1940||25 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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