Somerville Peregrine Brownlow Russell

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Captain Somerville Peregrine Brownlow Russell, R.N., Retired (10 July, 1883 – 1946) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Russell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1905.[1]

Russell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1913.

Great War

Russell was appointed in command of the destroyer Otter on the 7 November, 1914.[2]

Russell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917. In July 1918, Captain Dutton evaluated him as a "somewhat mediocre officer of little personality."[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Tintagel on 24 October, 1918.[4]

Post-War

In February of 1919, Captain Godfrey said he was a "good divisional commander" with other good qualities, but Captain Rowley-Conwy said that he had "not a very high opinion of [Russell]", because "Tintagel was not entirely to my liking."[5] On 29 April, 1919, Russell was appointed in command of the destroyer Venomous.[6]

On 8 January, 1922, Russell was appointed to Hecla, additional, to take command of a group of destroyers in reserve.[7]

Russell was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 January, 1923 and promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List upon reaching 45 years of age on 10 July, 1928.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Guy Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Teal
6 Dec, 1913[9] – 7 Nov, 1914[10]
Succeeded by
Sidney Hall
Preceded by
Ennis T. R. Chambers
Captain of H.M.S. Otter
7 Nov, 1914[11][12] – 17 Jul, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Harold F. B. Handley
Captain of H.M.S. Virago
17 Jul, 1915[14][15] – 4 Oct, 1915[16]
Succeeded by
Wesson C. H. Jones
Preceded by
Edward S. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Ure
17 Feb, 1916[17][18] – 5 Dec, 1916[19]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Woodward
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Pylades
14 Dec, 1916[20][21] – 26 Nov, 1917[22]
Succeeded by
Henry A. Binmore
Preceded by
Henry A. Binmore
Captain of H.M.S. Wakeful
26 Nov, 1917[23] – 19 Jul, 1918[24]
Succeeded by
Algernon E. P. Lyons
Preceded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Captain of H.M.S. Peregrine
19 Jul, 1918[25] – 24 Oct, 1918[26]
Succeeded by
George S. Brown
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Tintagel
24 Oct, 1918[27][28] – 24 Apr, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
Malcolm Murray
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Venomous
24 Apr, 1919[30] – May, 1921[31]
Succeeded by
Lewes G. Gardner

Footnotes

  1. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  3. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 920a.
  5. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  7. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  8. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  9. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  10. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  12. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  13. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399c.
  15. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  16. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398u.
  18. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  19. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397e.
  21. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  22. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  23. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  24. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  25. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  26. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 920a.
  28. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  29. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  30. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  31. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.