HMS Russell (1822)
HMS Russell (1822)

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NameRussell (1822)Explanation
TypeThird rate TypeBlockship
Launched (Sail)22 May 1822 Converted to screw2 February 1855
HullWooden Length176 feet
PropulsionSail Men600
Builders measure1751 tons Builders measure (as screw)1751 tons
Displacement  Displacement (as screw)2903 tons
Guns74 Guns (as screw)60
Fate1865 Last in commission1864
ClassArmada Class (as screw)Cornwallis
Ships book   
Snippets concerning career prior to conversion
22 May 1822Launched as 3rd rate sailing ship at Deptford Dockyard.
January 1840Out of commission at Sheerness
Career as unarmoured wooden screw vessel
2 February 1855Undocked as screw at Sheerness Dockyard.
2 February 1855
- 16 May 1856
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Francis Scott, Portsmouth and Queenstown
1 February 1858
- 31 December 1858
Commanded (from commissioning at Sheerness) by Captain Henry Alexander Story, Coast Guard, Falmouth (replacing Eagle)
1 January 1859
- 2 January 1862
Commanded by Captain George Wodehouse, Coast Guard, Falmouth
4 January 1862
- 14 April 1863
Commanded by Captain William King Hall, Coast Guard, Falmouth
14 April 1863
- 4 February 1864
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Sidney Grenfell, Coast Guard, Falmouth (replaced by St George)
1865Broken up.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
We 31 December 1856The following ships and vessels are now in port at Sheerness, in harbour, fitting-basin, and in docks, viz.:- The Edinburgh, 60 guns, Captain Edward P. Halsted; the Waterloo, 120 guns, Captain Lord Frederick Kerr, flagship; the Formidable, 84 guns, Captain-Superintendent John Jervis Tucker; the Royal George, 102 guns; the Terrible, 21 guns; the new screw steam corvette Scylla. 21 guns; the Argus, 6 guns; the Eurotas, 12 guns, screw mortar-ship; the Hydra, 6 guns; the Terror, 14 guns, floating battery; the Horatio, 12 guns; the Russell, 60 guns; the Hawke, 60 guns, Captain James Willcox, C.B., &c.; the Phoenix, 6 guns.; the Renard, 6 guns; the Foxhound, 6 guns; the Pylades, 21 guns; the Trusty, 14 guns, floating battery; the new screw steam frigate Emerald, 51 guns; the Hermes, 6 guns, Commander William E.A. Gordon; the Lizard steamvessel, Lieutenant-Commander Thomas B. Christopher; the Myrtle steamvessel, Master-Commander William S. Bourchier; the African steamvessel, Second Master-Commander R. Harvey; the Fearless steamvessel; the Wildfire steam tender to Waterloo, Master-Commander George Brockman; the Melampus, 42 guns, Captain L. Heath, C. B., &c. The gunboats Louisa, Magnet, Erne, Mayflower, Ruby, Sandfly, Carnation, Spanker, Pelter, Fly, Hasty, Cochin, Julia, Dwarf, Fidget, Griper, Mastiff, Mistletoe, Traveller, Spey, Surly, Herring, Sepoy, Bullfrog, Tickler, Manly, Thistle, and the new screw steam despatch gunboat Nimrod. The new ship Meeanee, 80 guns, is in No. 2 dry dock, being altered to receive screw steam machinery.

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