Thomas Macnamara Russell


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1743 - Clare ref:849
First Known Service1760ref:849
FatherM. Russellref:849
MotherMiss ? MacnamaraHCA26
Last Known Service12.8.1812TRN3
Date of Death21.7.1824 - Canford Magna, Dorset ref:849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1760 Entered the navy aged 18 after merchant serviceref:849
176016.1.1761Union (90), Midshipmanref:849
17.1.1761 Union (90), Master's Materef:849
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
2.12.1772 Passed the Lieutenant's Examinationref:849
2.6.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/203CSORN
15.5.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/459ADM 6/22
15.5.17807.5.1781Beaumont (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/459
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 26.4.1782
BWAS-1714
7.5.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/459CSORN
7.5.178113.6.1783Hussar (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/459
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 26.4.1782
BWAS-1714
4.12.17899.6.1792Diana (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/11BWAS-1714
8.17951796Saint Albans (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.179612.9.1799Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
16.2.179717.2.1797Capture of Trinidad 
4.18001.1.1801Princess Royal (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
90.10.1800 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
11.18031807Repulse (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
1804 Monmouth (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18051807Majestic (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
22.7.1805 3rd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
18071810Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Searef:676
19.2.180720.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles 
1.3.18073.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles 
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.8.1812 Admiral of the BlueCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
HCA26HCA 26 1689-1809 High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Registers of Declarations for Letters of MarqAuthorityWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site

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