Archibald Boyd Russell DSO, RN
|Born||9 Jun 1901|
Retired: 9 Jun 1946
Warship Commands listed for Archibald Boyd Russell, RN
|HMS Whitehall (D 94)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||31 Jul 1939||early 1942|
|HMS Malcolm (D 19)||A/Cdr.||Destroyer||6 May 1942||21 Dec 1942|
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Destroyer HMS Whitehall (D 94)
1 Jun 1940
During the evacuation of Dunkirk HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Russell, RN) is damaged by German aircraft. Repairs were completed at Plymouth on 26 August.
Destroyer HMS Malcolm (D 19)
8 Nov 1942
On D-day of Operation Torch, HMS Malcolm's mission was to disembark a party of US troops inside the harbour of Argel, along with HMS Broke. At 01.30 she set course to the harbour and, while searching for the boom, received fire from the French battery of Les Arcades. Illuminated by a searchlight, Malcolm kept on with her mission until a shell hit her engine room and disabled three of her four boilers, killing ten and wounding twenty seven of her crew and passengers. Malcolm had to abort the landing and withdrew. (1)
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