Russell

240
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1728/29BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down16.4.1729BWAS-1714
Launched8.9.1735BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.6.1739
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-Gunner
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater10.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel128' 2"Imperial Feet39.0162 
Breadth44' 6"Imperial Feet13.4493 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,350 194Tons BM 

Armament


8.9.1735Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719520Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1739 - 16.9.1740CaptainCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/15/188BWAS-171426.9.1740 - 7.6.1741CaptainHarry Norris (d.1764) ADM 6/15/338BWAS-17148.5.1741 - 2.4.1742CaptainJames Stewart (d.1757) ADM 6/16/44
Commission confirmed 8.4.1742
BWAS-1714
3.4.1742 - 17.3.1743/44CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/16/38BWAS-171418.8.1744 - 2.5.1745CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/17/176
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 26.11.1746
BWAS-1714
3.5.1745 - 29.5.1745CaptainLachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/17/194
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 24.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17
29.5.1745 - 4.6.1748CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 3/17/359
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 25.5.1748
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1741 - 3.1740/41Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-171411.2.1743/44Admiral of the BlueThomas Mathews (1676-1750)BWAS-17148.1745 - 5.8.1746Vice-Admiral of the WhiteHenry Medley (d.1747)BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1739 - 31.7.1740First LieutenantJohn Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/1519.6.1739 - 31.7.1740Third LieutenantWilliam Carter (d.1743) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/151.8.1740 - 2.10.1740Second LieutenantWilliam Carter (d.1743) ADM 6/15/318ADM 6/151.8.1740 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Bassett (d.c.1749) ADM 6/15/317ADM 6/156.8.1740 - 2.10.1740Third LieutenantJohn Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/320ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 2.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Farish ADM 6/15/339ADM 6/153.10.1740 - 27.4.1741Third LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1741)† ADM 6/15/347ADM 6/153.10.1740 - 12.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/15/347ADM 6/1513.10.1741 - 2.4.1742Second LieutenantJames Roots ADM 6/16/467ADM 6/1513.10.1741 - 10.1.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/467ADM 6/1520.1.1741/42 - 15.4.1742Third LieutenantGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/169.11.1742 - 31.1.1743/44Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLittleton Hill (d.1753) ADM 6/17/110
Commission confirmed 2.6.1746
ADM 6/18
26.4.1743 - 22.8.1744Second LieutenantElias Bate (c.1715-1752) ADM 6/17/7
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 4.10.1745
ADM 6/17
1.2.1743/44 - 2.5.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Popkins ADM 6/17/97
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 30.4.1746
ADM 6/17
23.8.1744 - 2.5.1745First LieutenantElias Bate (c.1715-1752) ADM 6/17/7
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 4.10.1745
ADM 6/17
23.8.1744 - 7.7.1745Second LieutenantGeorge Smith (d.1751) ADM 6/17/377
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 26.8.1748
ADM 6/17
3.5.1745 - 2.8.1745First LieutenantCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/17/240
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 26.6.1747
ADM 6/19
3.5.1745 - 20.2.1745/46Second LieutenantWilliam Cooper (d.1758) ADM 6/17/463
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 16.5.1749
ADM 6/17
6.5.1747 - 4.6.1748Second LieutenantWilliam Cock (d.1757) ADM 3/17/361
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 3.6.1748
ADM 6/17
2.6.1748 - 4.6.1748Third LieutenantRichard Hamilton (1723/24-1789) ADM 6/17/366
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 30.6.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1757 - 13.5.1757PurserWilliam Davis ADM 6/18/397ADM 6/181762 - 15.4.1762CarpenterLionel Beal (d.bef.1776) ADM 6/19/402ADM 6/19

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.7.1739 - 8.1.1739/40MidshipmanSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
19.9.1735Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £23773.3.10dBWAS-1714
23.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1740/41Operations against CartagenaBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
7.10.1747Action of 1747-10-07
7.10.1747Russell vs Glorioso
4.6.1748

Paid off

ADM 51
20.7.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
24.9.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.12.1761Moved from Chatham to SheernessBWAS-1714
10.1762Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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