Russell

328
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1761BWAS-1714
Launched10.11.1764BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.1.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas WestBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold23.9.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel136' 11 ⅞"Imperial Feet41.475 
Breadth47' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward11' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,642 5794Tons BM 

Armament


10.11.1764Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.4.1760550Design Complement

18 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1777 - 14.1.1778CaptainSir Edward Le Cras (c.1718-1784) ADM 6/21/316ADM 6/2114.1.1778 - 17.6.1780CaptainFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 6/21/354BWAS-171417.6.1780 - 31.1.1781CaptainRobert Haswell (c.1724-1801) ADM 6/22/320
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 4.8.1781
BWAS-1714
31.1.1781 - 9.5.1781CaptainHenry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/22/374
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 29.11.1781
ADM 6/22
9.5.1781 - 15.7.1781CaptainRichard Hussey Bickerton (1759-1832)ref:61615.7.1781 - 7.2.1782CaptainSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814) ADM 6/22/435BWAS-17147.2.1782 - 5.1782CaptainJames Saumarez (1757-1836) ADM 6/22/536
Issued by Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood) (1724-1816), North America
Commission confirmed 2.11.1782
ADM 6/23
20.3.1793 - 1796CaptainJohn Willett Payne (1752-1803) ADM 6/24/222BWAS-17149.8.1794 - 1794First LieutenantThomas Harrison (d.1803) ADM 6/25/73ADM 6/2512.1796 - 4.1797CaptainJoseph Larcom (1764-1818)BWAS-17144.1797 - 7.1797CaptainRichard GrindallBWAS-17147.1797 - 4.1799CaptainHenry Trollope (1756-1839)BWAS-17144.1799 - 1800CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-17141800CaptainSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17141801 - 1802CaptainWilliam CumingBWAS-17142.1803 - 1805CaptainRobert Williams (1765-1837)BWAS-17141806 - 1809CaptainThomas Gordon CaulfieldBWAS-171416.10.1810 - 9.1811CaptainEdward Wallis HoareBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.6.1780 - 26.9.1780CommodoreFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789)BWAS-171412.1796 - 4.1797Vice-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800)BWAS-17141809Rear-Admiral of the RedWilliam O'Bryen Drury (d.1811)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1782 - 2.5.1783Fifth LieutenantWilliam Maynard Grumly ADM 6/23/33
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 13.3.1783
ADM 6/23
1795 - 1.10.1795First LieutenantDederick Charlesson (d.1795)TNC14.2.1795 - 8.3.1795Acting LieutenantJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO9.3.1795 - 9.1795LieutenantJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)RNB18231797 - 4.1.1798Acting LieutenantDonald Campbell (1788-?)NBD18494.1.1798 - 25.10.1798LieutenantDonald Campbell (1788-?)NBD18491.2.1803 - 13.4.1805LieutenantJohn Read BindonNBD1849

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.3.1793 - 24.8.1795MasterEdward BarkerADM29-11794SurgeonJoseph Stephensonref:9241794PurserJohn Smithref:9241794GunnerJames Manning (d.1803)ref:9241794CarpenterSamuel Lawfordref:9241794 - 1.6.1794BoatswainJohn Douglas (d.1794)ref:924

10 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1780 - 6.1781MidshipmanChristopher Cole (1770-1836)WWNH5.1793 - 1796MidshipmanFrancis Mason (1779-?)RNB18231794ClerkHenry WellsADM 171/87.1794 - 7.1795MidshipmanFrancis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD18491795MidshipmanJustinian Barrell (d.1869)ADM 171/81795MidshipmanJohn Clark (1777-?)ADM 171/81795MidshipmanCharles BowenADM 171/81796 - 6.4.1804MidshipmanArden Adderley (1783-1864)NBD184929.4.1798 - 27.9.1798MidshipmanWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO1800 - 11.1801MidshipmanWhitwell ButlerNBD1849

18 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
6.3.1793 - 10.17961st Class VolunteerCharles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD18491794BoyWilliam StoneADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames DavisADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge SimpsonADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn CramptonADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJoseph ButcherADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn JonesADM 171/81794Carpenter's CrewJames BeveridgeADM 171/81794Captain's ServantWilliam Hext (1780-1868)ADM 171/81794PilotJean Blandfieldref:9241794Captain's ServantJames BakerADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames HartADM 171/81794Able SeamanDavid DuncanADM 171/81794 - 1795Able SeamanSamuel PummellADM 171/81794 - 1795Able SeamanWilliam TruncheonADM 171/81.8.1794 - 1794Ordinary SeamanJohn Clark (1777-?)NBD18491.8.1796 - 15.10.1798Able SeamanGeorge CanningNAO23.4.1799 - 18001st Class VolunteerWhitwell ButlerNBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of FootJohn Lewis Eveleghref:8381794Sergeant, 2nd Regiment of FootDavid WainwrightADM 171/81794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of FootFrederick P Delmeref:924

Service History


DateEventSource
1765Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1.1765Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £28971.12.8dBWAS-1714
6.1.1765Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3796.3.1dBWAS-1714
1772Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1773Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6620.4.7dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North America but driven into LisbonBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.12.1778Returned to port after a collision with the East Indiaman  BWAS-1714
1.1779Began coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1779Completed coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5463.16.8dBWAS-1714
23.5.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.1780Operations against Charleston startedBWAS-1714
23.4.1781At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
15.12.1781Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
5.1782Sailed home with a merchant convoy and paid offBWAS-1714
11.1782Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1783Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £20237.1.4dBWAS-1714
6.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4492.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
1.10.1795

The 1st of October, being about three leagues from Belle Isle, there came on a most dreadful squall of wind, with hail, thunder, and lightning. The lightning struck our main and mizen masts, main and mizen top-masts, and fore-top-gallant masts: it disabled our main and mizen masts so much, that we could not carry any sail on either of them, when it blew fresh.

TNC
11.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12761.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
1.1798making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9385.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.3.1798Took the Privateer La Bonne Citoyenne (12) in the Channel
20.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Ireland

TNC
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800In the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
1.1802Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1802Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.6.1803Destroyed La Betsy (4)BWAS-1714
1804Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1806Operations against JavaBWAS-1714
5.12.1807Took the Privateer L'Adèle (10) in the East Indies
23.9.1811Ordered to be sold in the East Indies as unsuitable for serviceBWAS-1714

 

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