Gerald Walter Russell

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Admiral Gerald Walter Russell, Royal Navy, Retired (17 January, 1850 – 7 November, 1928) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 13 March, 1873, Russell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 19 January, confirming a Commission given by Vice-Admiral Charles F. A. Shadwell, C.B., Commander-in-Chief on the China Station, in the death vacancy of Lieutenant Edward Cooper Abbs.[1]

Russell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1883.[2]

Russell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[3]

He was appointed as captain of the battleship Hannibal on 27 April, 1900.[4]

Russell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 September, 1904, vice Jeffreys.[5]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 March, 1908.[6] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 July, 1908,[7] and to Admiral on 30 July, 1912.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral G. W. Russell" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 9 November, 1928. Issue 45046, col A, p. 21.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Hearty
19 Aug, 1890[9]
Succeeded by
Philip F. Tillard
Preceded by
John Ferris
Captain of H.M.S. Sybille
8 Jan, 1895[10]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
Preceded by
John R. E. Pattisson
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
11 May, 1898[11] – 27 Apr, 1900[12]
Succeeded by
Richard W. White
Preceded by
Sir Baldwin Wake Walker, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
27 Apr, 1900[13][14] – 10 May, 1902[15][16]
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
Charles J. Barlow
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
1 Oct, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
John Denison

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23958. p. 1503. 14 March, 1873.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25303. p. 1. 1 January, 1884.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  4. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1130.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27715. p. 6044. 20 September, 1904.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28115. p. 1496. 3 March, 1908.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28156. p. 4940. 7 July, 1908.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28632. p. 5723. 2 August, 1912.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 224.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 267a.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 292.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1901). pp. 261, 299a.
  13. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1130.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 262.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 262.
  16. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 11 September, 1902. Issue 36870, col B, p. 8.