HMS Russell (F97)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Russell.
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Russell
Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Laid down: 11 November 1953
Launched: 10 December 1954
Commissioned: 7 February 1957
Identification: Pennant number: F97
Fate: Broken up 1985
General characteristics
Class & type: Blackwood-class frigate

HMS Russell was a Blackwood or Type 14 class second-rate anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy.


On commissioning in 1957 Russell joined the Second Frigate Squadron, based at Portland. In January 1958 she joined the Fishery protection Squadron and saw service in the Cod Wars.

Following a refit at Rosyth she joined the 20th Frigate Squadron based at Londonderry. She was also used for Anti-Submarine training. In 1966 she was present at Portsmouth Navy Days.[1]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1957 1957 Lieutenant Commander J S Pallot RN
1966 1966 Lieutenant-Commander M J Rogerson RN
1968 1968
1970 1970
1977 1977


  1. ^ Programme, Navy Days at Portsmouth 27–29 August 1966, HMSO p.17