H.M.S. Russell (1901)

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H.M.S. Russell (1901)
Pendant Number: 23 (1914)[1]
Builder: Palmers[2]
Ordered: 1898 Supplemental Programme[3]
Laid down: 11 Mar, 1899[4]
Launched: 19 Feb, 1901[5]
Completed: Feb, 1903[6]
Commissioned: 19 Feb, 1903[7]
Mined: 27 Apr, 1916[8]
Fate: off Malta[9]

Completed in 1903, H.M.S. Russell was the first of six battleships of her class to be commissioned in the Royal Navy.

Service

Russell was launched at Jarrow-on-Tyne on 19 February, 1901, by Mrs. McLaren, wife of Charles McLaren, chairman of the Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company.[10]

Russell commissioned at Chatham on 19 February, 1903, under Captain Alfred L. Winsloe, to relieve the Canopus in the Mediterranean.[11]

She recommissioned at Sheerness on 13 August, 1912.[12]

Russell served in the Fourth Battle Squadron in 1913.[13] At the end of the year, she was serving as flagship to Rear-Admiral in the Home Fleets at the Nore.[14]

Russell was sunk by a minefield laid by U 73 off Malta. The sweeping sloop Nasturtium and the hired yacht Aegusa would be sunk by the same minefield later in the same day.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 37.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 20 February, 1901. Issue 36383, col F, p. 11.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 232.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 20 February, 1903. Issue 37009, col D, p. 8.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 30.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 20 February, 1901. Issue 36383, col F, p. 11.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 20 February, 1903. Issue 37009, col D, p. 8.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 369.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 369.
  14. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 722 of 12 Dec, 1913.
  15. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. pp. 193-4.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 9 February, 1903. Issue 36999, col E, p. 8.
  17. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  18. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  19. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/221. ff. 1021, 1027.
  20. Pelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/221. ff. 1021, 1027.
  21. Jerram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 65.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 370.
  23. Lowry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 800.
  24. Lowry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 800.
  25. Warden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/604. f. 1377.
  26. Warden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/604. f. 1377.
  27. Ricardo Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 464.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 370.
  29. Ricardo Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 232.
  30. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 345.
  31. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 345.
  32. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 291.
  33. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 291.
  34. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 312.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 370.
  36. Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 312.
  37. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  38. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  39. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397t.
  40. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 58.

Bibliography


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