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Name: RUSSELL
Type: Battleship
Keel: 11/03/1899
Launched: 19/02/1901
Completed: 20/02/1903
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 750
Dimensions: 13270disp - 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: Palmers' 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
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 from Navy & Army Illustrated, 02/03/1901. Courtesy of Kevin Blair

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

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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

The Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1901