Russell Hamilton McBean

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Commander Russell Hamilton McBean, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N. (3 March, 1894 – 30 September, 1963) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of iron and steel merchant Thomas McBean, Esq..

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1916.

He commanded Template:UK-CMB31 in the attack on Kronstadt Harbour 18 August, 1919. He torpedoed the Russian Template:RU-AndreiPervozvanny.

On 26 November, 1923, McBean was appointed to the C.M.B. base H.M.S. Hornet (the former Template:UK-CMB102) for command of C.M.Bs..[1]

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1924.

Promoted to the rank of Commander on 12 August, 1937.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James A. Douglas-Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Mantis
Feb, 1929[2]
Succeeded by
Harry L. Howden
Preceded by
Guy L. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Pangbourne
16 Apr, 1934[3] – 17 Jul, 1934
Succeeded by
Cecil H. J. Harcourt
Preceded by
William Y. La R. Beverley
Captain of H.M.S. Chrysanthemum
16 Sep, 1935 – 3 Mar, 1936
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Augustine W. S. Agar
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
Oct, 1936[Inference] – 3 Nov, 1936[4]
Succeeded by
William S. Bardwell


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 247.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 253.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 259.
  4. Bardwell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/87. f. 87.