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Christopher O'Brien


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service11.9.1704CSORN
Son
Lucius O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
E-WIKI
Son
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1734
E-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 LieutenantADM 6/8
11.9.170412.12.1704
Kent (70) 1699-1722
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/96
Confirmed 3.10.1704
ADM 6/8
22.3.1709/10 CommanderADM 6/11
22.3.1709/1014.11.1711
Leake 1708-1711
British Hired Hospital Ship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/186
Confirmed 14.1.1710/11
ADM 6/11
11.4.1713 CaptainCSORN
11.4.17136.2.1714/15
Success (24) 1709-1748
British 24 Gun
Other Transport
1731 Renamed "Success Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/256
BWAS-1603
7.2.1714/1527.3.1716
Drake (14) 1705-1728
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Master and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/25
BWAS-1603
28.3.171613.3.1717/18
Kinsale (36) 1700-1723
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/65
BWAS-1603
14.3.1717/1825.12.1720
Rippon (60) 1712-1729
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/118
BWAS-1603
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
30.6.172118.12.1722
Essex (70) 1700-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/15
BWAS-1714
6.2.1722/2312.2.1727/28
Yarmouth (70) 1709-1769
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1740 Renamed "Yarmouth Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/49
BWAS-1603
26.7.172819.2.1728/29
Dreadnought (60) 1723-1748
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/211
BWAS-1714
20.2.1728/2923.1.1731/32
Kent (70) 1724-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/14
BWAS-1714
24.1.1731/323.11.1735
Rupert (60) 1716-1736
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/99
BWAS-1714
1737 Vice-AdmiralE-WIKI
17371742Appointed Commander-in-Chief — KronshtadtE-WIKI
17371742In the service of RussiaE-WIKI
22.11.174215.1.1743/44
Princess Royal (90) 1711-1763
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1716 Renamed "Princess"
1728 Renamed "Princess Royal"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/118
BWAS-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
16.1.1743/4414.2.1743/44
Royal Sovereign (104) 1729-1768
British 104 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/260
ADM 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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