HMS Russell


HMS Russell was a Duncan class dreadnought battleship launched in February 1901 for the Royal Navy. She entered service in 1913, and after the outbreak of World War One she sailed for Grand Fleet. She participated in the bombardment of the Belgian city of Zeebrugge, and in 1915 she was sent to the Mediterranean to support the Entente and Anzac operations in the Dardanelles Campaign. She hit two mines outside Malta 27.April 1916 who were laid out earlier by the German uboat SM U-73 under command of Gustav Sieß. She caught fire and after an explosion at one of her gun turrets she developed a listing and sank. The wreck was found in 2003 and rest today on a depth of 115 meter three nautical miles west of Malta.

Former names:
HMS Russell

432,0 x 75,6 x 25,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
13966 displ ( std )
Jarrow ( UK ) 1901
( UK )

35.9000°N 14.7000°E
  ( Source: Malta Dives )

Picture: HMS Russell during sea trials in 1902
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Last updated: December 2020