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Scott was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1918.{{FC}}
 
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While in command of {{UK-Chrysanthemum}} he was blamed for a collision with the French {{FR-Annamite}}.
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While in command of {{UK-Chrysanthemum}} he was blamed for a collision with the French {{FR-Annamite|f=t}}.
  
 
He was invalided from Malta with chronic dysentery and eczema in November, 1922.
 
He was invalided from Malta with chronic dysentery and eczema in November, 1922.

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Commander (retired) John Wilfred Scott, D.S.O. (9 November, 1881 – 8 August, 1926) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Liverpool, the son of a Reverend A. J. Scott.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1911. Immediately after being diagnosed with Syphilis II at Plymouth Hospital, Scott served in Europa for the Annual Manoeuvres of 1913 and was promptly appointed to Implacable as first and gunnery officer in August, 1913. He remained in her until the end of 1915.

After two months in command of the River Class destroyer Ness, he was appointed to the armoured cruiser Cochrane, in which he finished out the war. He was awarded a D.S.O. for leading a unit landed from Cochrane from May to September, 1918.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.[Fact Check]

While in command of Chrysanthemum he was blamed for a collision with the French destroyer Annamite.

He was invalided from Malta with chronic dysentery and eczema in November, 1922.

Scott was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 26 March, 1924. He died in 1926 "after a long illness, a result of the war."

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Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
3 May, 1916[1] – 3 Jul, 1916[2]
Succeeded by
Adrian St. V. Keyes
Preceded by
Edmund A. T. de P. de la Poer
Captain of H.M.S. Chrysanthemum
15 Oct, 1920[3]
Succeeded by
Frederic G. Schurr

Footnotes

  1. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/171. f. 171.
  2. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/171. f. 171.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 745.