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Name: RUSSELL
Type: Battleship
Keel: 11/03/1899
Launched: 19/02/1901
Completed: 20/02/1903
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 750
Dimensions: 13270 - 15200disp, 405.0 x 75.5 x 25.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl (33.5, 54.5 & 63, 63 x 48ins), 18000ihp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 12.0ins, 12 x 1 x 6.0ins guns; 4 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
20/02/1903 British Royal Navy
27/04/1916 Sank
Comments: Member of the Admirals or Duncan Class of Battleships
Cost 1,104,051 to build
27/04/1916: She was steaming off Malta when she struck two mines that had been
laid by the German U-Boat U73. A fire broke out in the after part of the ship.
After an explosion near the after 12ins (305-mm) turret she took on a dangerous
list and the order was passed to abandon ship.
However, she sank slowly, allowing most of her crew to escape.
A total of 27 officers and 98 ratings were lost from a complement of 720


Above photo Navy & Army Illustrated, 02/03/1901. Courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo Navy & Army Illustrated, 02/03/1901. Courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Profile & Decks plans courtesy of Dr Dan Saranga Click HERE to enlarge

The Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1901