De Courcy Wyndor Plunkett Ireland

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Squadron Commander De Courcy Wyndor Plunkett Ireland, R.N. (18 January, 1885 – 21 February, 1916) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ireland was appointed in command of the destroyer Havock on 1 February, 1910.[1]

Ireland died alongside Wing Commander Neville Florian Usborne in a wartime experiment to launch a fighter plane from airship AP.1 as a defence against Zeppelin attacks.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edmund D. Faber
Captain of H.M. T.B. 68
6 Apr, 1906[2]
Succeeded by
John A. Scott
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 068
Preceded by
Thomas K. Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Havock
1 Feb, 1910[3] – 1910
Succeeded by
Charles H. Jones


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 324.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 324.