William James O'Neill

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Commander R.N.R. (retired) William James O'Neill, R.D. ( – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

O'Neill was appointed to the armed merchant cruiser H.M.S. Carmania from 8 August 1914 until 30 June, 1915,[1] and was aboard her when she destroyed the German armed merchant cruiser Cap Trafalgar. Notably, he is mentioned in the ship's log as having been the boarding officer on several occasions, removing 12 German subjects from a Polish ship S.S. Malange on the evening of 26 April, 1915. He apears to have left the ship on 1 July, 1915.[2]

O'Neill commanded Rosabelli from July to November, 1917, and then Safa el Bahr until 5 December 1917.[3]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert W. D. Griffith
Captain of H.M. T.B. 112
30 Jun, 1915[4][5] – 4 Nov, 1915[6]
Succeeded by
Alexander MacRae
Preceded by
Colin A. G. Hutchison
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
4 Nov, 1915[7] – 8 Mar, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Cross
Preceded by
Robert G. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Boxer
8 Mar, 1916[9] – 3 Aug, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Cyril S. Durrad

Footnotes

  1. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  2. Ship's log.
  3. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  4. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  6. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  7. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  8. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  9. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.
  10. O'Neill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/82/316. f. 64.