The Russell Family
An historical and photographic perspective

Captain Robert Russell c. 1912

Captain Robert Russell
1882 - 1944

Robert Russell's Mercantile Marine Continuous Certificate of Discharge
Robert Russell's Certificates of Discharge for a Seaman Not Discharged Before a Superintendent

Ships & Voyages

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Ship Name
& Link to Registry Listing
Ship # Years Aboard Rating Travelled to... Wreck Date
if known
Rickmers, Reismuhlen, Rhederei- und Schiffbau AG, Bremerhaven S.Y. Renee Rickmers   1900 Able Seaman Nagasaki, Japan and Portland, Oregon 1914
Wright, Graham & Co. S.Y. Falls of Halladale 93300 1901-1902 Able Seaman Portland, Oregon to Queenstown, NZ & Grimsby 1908
R. A. Mudie & Sons S.S. Aurora 75184 1902-1905 Able Seaman Domestic & Foreign  
Hogarth & Sons Shipping S.S. Baron Dalmeny 105257 1905-1906 2nd Mate Calcutta & Colombo 1925
E. Hain & Son S.S. Tregantle 115644 1906 2nd Mate Alexandria & Port Said 1916
J. Mitchell & Sons S.S. Glenisla 78677 1907-1908 2nd Mate Spain 1917
R. A. Mudie & Sons S.S. Gloamin 104733 1908-1910 2nd Mate Mariupol, Sudan, Maputo, Bombay & Colombo  
GWR S.S. Melmore 99833 1910 1st Mate Nantes, France  
GWR S.S. Lynx 93434 1910 1st Mate Nantes, France  
GWR S.S. Ibex 98375 1910 2nd Mate Nantes, France  
Cory Colliers S. S. Sir Francis 129102 1910 2nd Mate Home Trade 1917
Cory Colliers S.S. New Pelton 51357 1910 2nd Mate Home Trade  
Cory Colliers S.S. Harberton 102892 1910-1913 2nd Mate Home Trade 1917
Cory Colliers S.S. Deptford 132663 1913-1915 1st Mate Home Trade 1915
Cory Colliers S.S. Sir Arthur 129164 1915-1919 1st Mate Home Trade & Palermo, Italy 1935
Cory Colliers S.S. War Dart 142745 1919-1920 1st Mate Foreign & Coasting 1961
Mann, MacNeal & Co. S.S. Dresden 67845 1924 1st Mate Norway  
Newcastle Steamship Co. S.S. Newquay 133550 1924 1st Mate Buenos Aires 1943
Watts, Watts Co. S.S. Maidenhead 133550 1924-1929 1st Mate Montreal 1943
N.M. Paterson & Sons S.S. Fairriver 161524 1929 Master Montreal  

Documents & Letters in Chronological Order
All documents are in pdf format unless otherwise stated

1900 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Falls of Halladale, 1900
1902 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Aurora, 1902
1903 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Aurora, 1903
1904 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Aurora, 1904
1906 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Baron Dalmeny, 1906
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Tregantle, 1906
Letter of recommendation from Captain of Tregantle, Port of Barry Dock, November 23, 1906
1907 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Glenisla, 1907
1908 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Glenisla, 1908
Letter of recommendation from Captain of S.S. Glenisla, Port of Tayport, March 10, 1908
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Gloamin, 1908
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Gloamin, 1908-1909
1910 ..........
Letter to Robert Russell aboard the Gloamin, Port Said, February 24, 1910
Certificate of Competency as Master, April 8, 1910
Letter of recommendation from Captain of S.S. Lynx, Port of Plymouth, Sept 1, 1910

Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. New Pelton, 1910
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Harberton, 1910
1911 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Harberton, 1911
1913 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Harberton, 1913
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Deptford, 1913
1914 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Deptford, 1914
1916 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Sir Arthur, 1916
1917 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, S.S. Sir Arthur, 1917
1918 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, SS Sir Arthur, June 30, 1918
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, SS Sir Arthur, Dec 14, 1918
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, SS Sir Arthur, Dec 31, 1918
Robertson's Lodge Cromarty, No. 134, Mason's Life Member, April 6, 1918
1919 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, SS Sir Arthur, 1919
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, War Dart, April 19, 1919
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Corstar (War Dart), 1919
Official Log Book No. 3, War Dart, 1919
1920 ..........
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, Corstar (War Dart), Jan 2, 1920
Certificate of Membership, Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, March 20, 1920
1921 ..........
Authority to Wear War Medals, June 13, 1921
1924 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Dresden, March 20, 1924
Application for Reparation Under the Treat of Peace with Germany, May, 1924
Letter of recommendation from Captain of Dresden, May 28, 1924
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Newquay, May 30, 1924
Letter of recommendation from Captain of S.S. Newquay, October 4, 1924
Half-Yearly Agreement and Account of Voyages and Crew, Home Trade, Maidenhead, Oct 16, 1924
1925 ..........
Letter from Reparation Claims Section, September 1, 1925
1926 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Maidenhead, 1926
1927 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Maidenhead, March 23, 1927
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Maidenhead, Sept 27, 1927
Chief Officer Robert Russell Report - Explosion on Maidenhead, October 15, 1927
Marconigram from "Bob" aboard the Maidenhead to "Ethel" aboard the S.S. Montrain, November 8, 1927
1928 ..........
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Maidenhead, 1928
1929 ..........
Letter of recommendation from Captain of S.S. Maidenhead, May 15, 1929
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Fairriver, May 25, 1929
Letter of recommendation from Paterson Stemships, July 10, 1929
1941 ..........
Letter from Department of National Defence, Naval Service, August 7, 1941
1942 ..........
Captain Robert Russell's Letters April 22, 1942
Letter from RCAF Western Air Command, April 30, 1942

Portion of "Continuous Certificate of Discharge" October 4, 1901 - April 19, 1904
Portion of "Continuous Certificate of Discharge" October 4, 1901 - April 19, 1904
Robert Russell's Mercantile Marine Continuous Certificate of Discharge (pdf)

Certificate of Discharge for S.S. Deptford January 1, 1914
Certificate of Discharge for S.S. Deptford January 1, 1914
Robert Russell's Certificates of Discharge for a Seaman Not Discharged Before a Superintendent (pdf)

Authority to Wear War Medals for the Mercantile Marine 1920 - 1921
Authority to Wear War Medals for the Mercantile Marine 1920 - 1921
Authority to Wear War Medals, June 13, 1921 (pdf)

Ship to Ship Marconigram, November 8, 1927
Ship to Ship Marconigram, November 8, 1927
Marconigram from "Bob" aboard the Maidenhead to "Ethel" aboard the S.S. Montrain, (pdf)

Paterson Steamships Limited Letter of Reference July 10, 1929
Paterson Steamships Limited Letter of Reference July 10, 1929
Letter of recommendation from Paterson Stemships (pdf)

Department of National Defence Naval Service Letter, August 7, 1941
Department of National Defence Naval Service Letter, August 7, 1941
Letter from Department of National Defence, Naval Service (pdf)

Royal Canadian Air Force Western Air Command Letter April 30, 1942
Royal Canadian Air Force Western Air Command Letter April 30, 1942
Letter from RCAF Western Air Command (pdf)

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