Russell Grenfell

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Captain Russell Grenfell, R.N., Retired (10 April, 1892 – 4 July, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of Captain H. H. Grenfell, R.N., Russell Grenfell gained two months' time on passing out of the Training Establishment.

Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1914.

Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1922.

Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1927.

The text of a lecture Grenfell delivered at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich entitled, "The Growth of pre-Jutland Tactics" is found in Dewar Papers DEW/4 at the National Maritime Museum.

Grenfell was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 10 April, 1937.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur H. Polhill
Captain of H.M.S. P53
14 Mar, 1918 – 5 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lewes G. Gardner
Captain of H.M.S. Renard
28 Sep, 1918[1] – Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Edward S. F. Fegen
Captain of H.M.S. Nerissa
12 Nov, 1919[2]
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 891.
  2. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 15, 1919; pg. 16; Issue 42258.