Geoffrey Philip Russell

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Commander (retired) Geoffrey Philip Russell, R.N. (11 February, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Paddington.

Russell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902.

Russell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1910.

Russell was appointed in command of Jed for a second time on 27 August, 1912.[1] This appointment would end with him being dismissed the ship by finding of a Court Martial that he had negligently stranded her.

Russell was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 28 September, 1920. On 16 February, 1921 it was decreed that he was not to be promoted "on account of bad record."

World War II

Russell was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 14 December, 1942.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M. T.B. 1
19 Dec, 1906[2] – 21 Jan, 1909
Succeeded by
James F. Houstoun
Preceded by
Reginald C. L. Owen
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
21 Jan, 1909[3] – 18 Oct, 1909
Succeeded by
Gordon A. Coles
Preceded by
Arthur Henniker-Heaton
Captain of H.M.S. Jed
3 May, 1911[4] – 20 Jul, 1912
Succeeded by
Geoffrey P. Russell
Preceded by
Henry W. Osburn
Captain of H.M.S. Mallard
20 Jul, 1912 – 27 Aug, 1912
Succeeded by
Thomas K. Maxwell
Preceded by
Geoffrey P. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Jed
27 Aug, 1912 – 29 Apr, 1913
Succeeded by
George F. A. Mulock
Preceded by
James F. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Geranium
23 Sep, 1917 – Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
Kenneth H. L. MacKenzie


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 334.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 317.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 334.