Archibald Boyd Russell DSO, RN

Born  9 Jun 1901

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15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1922 Lt.
15 Dec 1930 Lt.Cdr.
??? A/Cdr.
9 Jun 1946 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 9 Jun 1946


16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Dec 1942 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Archibald Boyd Russell, RN

HMS Whitehall (D 94)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer31 Jul 1939early 1942
HMS Malcolm (D 19)A/Cdr.Destroyer6 May 194221 Dec 1942

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Destroyer HMS Whitehall (D 94)

1 Jun 1940
During the evacuation of Dunkirk HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Russell, RN) is damaged by German aircraft. Repairs were completed at Plymouth on 26 August.

Destroyer HMS Malcolm (D 19)

8 Nov 1942
On D-day of Operation Torch, HMS Malcolm's mission was to disembark a party of US troops inside the harbour of Argel, along with HMS Broke. At 01.30 she set course to the harbour and, while searching for the boom, received fire from the French battery of Les Arcades. Illuminated by a searchlight, Malcolm kept on with her mission until a shell hit her engine room and disabled three of her four boilers, killing ten and wounding twenty seven of her crew and passengers. Malcolm had to abort the landing and withdrew. (1)


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