Christopher O'Brien


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service11.9.1704CSORN
Son Lucius O'Brien (d.1771)E-WIKI
Son Christopher O'BrienE-WIKI
Last Known Service14.2.1743/44CSORN
Date of Death11.2.1743/44CSORN
Will Probated18.2.1743/44, PROB 11/731/419

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
11.9.1704 Lieutenant ADM 6/8/96ADM 6/8
11.9.170412.12.1704Kent (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/96
Commission confirmed 3.10.1704
ADM 6/8
22.3.1709/10 Commander ADM 6/11/186ADM 6/11
22.3.1709/1014.11.1711Leake, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/186
Commission confirmed 14.1.1710/11
ADM 6/11
11.4.1713 Captain ADM 6/11/256CSORN
11.4.17136.2.1714/15Success (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/256BWAS-1603
7.2.1714/1527.3.1716Drake (14), Captain and Master and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/25BWAS-1603
28.3.171613.3.1717/18Kinsale (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/65BWAS-1603
14.3.1717/1825.12.1720Rippon (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/118BWAS-1603
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
30.6.172118.12.1722Essex (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/15BWAS-1714
6.2.1722/2312.2.1727/28Yarmouth (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/49BWAS-1603
26.7.172819.2.1728/29Dreadnought (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/211BWAS-1714
20.2.1728/2923.1.1731/32Kent (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/14BWAS-1714
24.1.1731/323.11.1735Rupert (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/99BWAS-1714
1737 Vice-Admiral ADM 107/3/97E-WIKI
17371742Appointed Commander-in-Chief — KronshtadtE-WIKI
17371742In the service of RussiaE-WIKI
22.11.174215.1.1743/44Princess Royal (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/118BWAS-1714
3.1.1742/4328.1.1742/43Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/16/132

Renewed 18.1.1743/44

ADM 6/16
16.1.1743/4414.2.1743/44Royal Sovereign (104), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/260ADM 6/16


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Posted by Justin Scannell on Wednesday 9th of September 2020 15:42

This is very interesting. I am researching the role of the Irish language community in military history, and would like to establish whether or not Christopher O'Brien had any connection to it. Can anyone tell me where I can find out more about his civilian life? Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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