Donal Bernard O'Connell

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Captain (retired) Donal Bernard O'Connell, C.B.E., R.N. (3 June, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Sir Morgan Rois O'Connell, Bart..

O'Connell passed out of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in April, 1910 ranked 38th of 77 cadets in marks on the Part I examination.[1]

O'Connell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1916.


O'Connell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1924.

O'Connell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1929.

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 17 January, 1936, O'Connell was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 3 June, 1938.

World War II

Reverted 21 January, 1946.

After spending some time in Spain, on 14 January, 1952, O'Connell took up duties as Temporary Gallery Warden of the British Museum.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wilfred A. Higgins
Captain of H.M.S. Teal
7 Sep, 1926[2] – 1 May, 1928
Succeeded by
Walter A. Ford
Preceded by
Aubrey B. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Gannet
8 Jul, 1932[3]
Succeeded by
Arthur D. B. James


  1. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 30, 1910; pg. 5; Issue 39260.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 273.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 242.