the Hon. Guy Herbrand Edward Russell DSO, RN

Born  14 Apr 1898St George Hanover Square, London, England
Died  25 Sep 1977(79)Wisborough Green, Sussex, England

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Nov 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1917 S.Lt.
15 Oct 1918 Lt.
15 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Cdr.
30 Jun 1936 Capt.
5 Jul 1945 Rear-Admiral
22 Oct 1948 Vice-Admiral
10 Apr 1952 Admiral

Retired: 7 Jan 1958


1 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
9 Feb 1943 CBE
5 Jan 1944 DSO
18 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1948 CB
1 Jan 1951 KCB
1 Jun 1953 GBE

Warship Commands listed for Guy Herbrand Edward Russell, RN

HMS Protector (T 98)Capt.Netlayer1 Aug 193922 Feb 1940
HMS Cumberland (57)Capt.Heavy cruiser1 Mar 19404 Dec 1941
HMS Nelson (28)Capt.Battleship17 Feb 19433 Dec 1943
HMS Duke of York (17)Capt.Battleship9 Dec 19431 Sep 1944

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Heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland (57)

2 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Cumberland (Capt. G.H.E. Russell, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral F.H. Pegram, DSO, RN) arrived at Montevideo, Uraguay. (1)

3 Apr 1941
HMS Cumberland (Capt. G.H.E. Russell, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral F.H. Pegram, DSO, RN) shifted from Montevideo, Uraguay to Samborombón Bay where she fuelled from the RFA tanker Broomdale (8334 GRT, built 1937).

Very late in the evening she proceeded on patrol in company with HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN). (1)

Battleship HMS Nelson (28)

29 Sep 1943
Marshal Pietro Badoglio (Italy) and General Dwight D Eisenhower (USA) signed the Italian instrument of surrender on board Nelson in Valletta Harbour, Malta. (2)


  1. ADM 53/113992
  2. Personal communication

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