HMS Russell (F97)

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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.

Service[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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