Russell memorial

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Russell Memorial photographed in Canford Church, June 2015

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Thomas Macnamara Russell Esquire
Admiral of the White. late Commander in Chief in the North Seas.
He actively served his Country Seventy Years with ardour, bravery and ability and combated her enemies in Thirty six engagements. His most undaunted spirit of enterprize during the first revolutionary wars of America and France was unrivalled.
In1784 he was offered The Honour of Knighthood and at the close of his brilliant career he receieved the warmest acknowledgements from the Admiralty for his superior conduct as a Naval Chief
His successful blockade of the Texel during the threatened invasion of our shores was conducted on a new and admirable system of his own.
He was the first who had ever dared to anchor a Fleet there in the strongest gales of a Northern Winter and on an enemy’s lee shore.
Heligoland surrendered to him by which he secured invaluable advantages to his Country.
The Magnanimous intrepid and generous heart of a British Seaman was united in him with the urbanity of a Courtier.
He departed This Life on the 22nd Day of July 1824 in his 85th Year.
Elizabeth his Wife Died on the 2nd of March 1818 in her 66th Year

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