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USS Scout (MCM 8)

- decommissioned -



USS SCOUT was the eighth AVENGER class Mine Countermeasures Ship and the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name. Ordered on August 20, 1986, the ship was delivered to the Navy on November 27, 1990. From 2007 to 2013, SCOUT was forward-deployed to Manama, Bahrain. USS SCOUT held a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on August 19, 2020, and was officially decommissioned on August 26, 2020.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: June 8, 1987
Launched: May 20, 1989
Commissioned: December 15, 1990
Decommissioned: August 26, 2020
Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Propulsion System: four diesels
Propellers: two
Length: 224 feet (68.28 meters)
Beam: 39 feet (11.89 meters)
Draft: 11,5 feet (3.5 meters)
Displacement: 1,312 tons
Speed: 14 knots
Armament: Mine neutralization system, two .50 caliber machine guns
Crew: 8 Officers, 76 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS SCOUT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the SCOUT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 2, 2015.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SCOUT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on April 18, 2016.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SCOUT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 11, 2017.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning on June 8, 2018, during an open ship event aboard USS SCOUT as part of the Rose Festival in Portland, Or.

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The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SCOUT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 28, 2018.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the SCOUT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on March 2, 2019.



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