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OBITUARY. CAPT. C. DE BURGH

Leinster Leader February 17th 1973

Obituary
Captain C. de Burgh
Downpatrick

The death has taken place at his home in Seaforde, Downpatrick, Co. Down of Capt. Charles de Burgh, whose family came from Naas.
Capt. de Burgh, who was 87, was one of the pioneers of the British submarine service. He joined the British Navy in 1902. Six years later he was among the first 200 officers selected to launch the new submarine service. Later he commanded one of the early K-class submarines and was survivor of the “K-class battle” in the North Sea when four of the tiny submarines were rammed by battleships.
His vessel was almost cut in half during the battle but he managed to reach port. During the Great War, he had a submarine command and in 1917 was awarded the D.S.O. He also served in the last war.
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Lydia de Burgh, the artist and Coralie, wife of Sir Robert Kinahan, former Lord Mayor of Belfast. Capt. de Burgh was a brother of General Sir Eric de Burgh who died last week.

An Obituary for Captain C. de Burgh, formerly of Naas, from the Leinster Leader of February 17 1973, re-typed by Roy O'Brien.


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