John Paul Irven

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Captain (retired) John Paul Irven, R.N. (2 September, 1872 – 28 October, 1934) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Childwall, Lancashire.

Irven was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in October, 1894.

Though his service record indicates he may have already left the ship for Haughty, a contemporary newspaper account indicates that he was still commanding Bittern on 22 July 1901 for the Annual Manoeuvres of 1901.[1]

Irven was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in October, 1902.

Irven was promoted to the rank of Commander on 2 September, 1917.

Irven was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) in recognition of war service, dated 11 November, 1918.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry C. R. Brocklebank
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
18 Sep, 1900[2] – 2 Mar, 1901
Succeeded by
Bertram M. Chambers
Preceded by
John Luce
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
2 Mar, 1901 – 1901
Succeeded by
Kerrison Kiddle
Preceded by
Ernest S. Carey
Captain of H.M.S. Bittern
1901 – 2 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
Leslie J. L. Hammond
Preceded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Captain of H.M.S. Haughty
2 Jul, 1901 – 3 Oct, 1901
Succeeded by
John M. Casement
Preceded by
Godfrey G. Webster
Captain of H.M.S. Robin
1 Jan, 1902 – 22 Dec, 1903
Succeeded by
Robert E. Vaughan


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 23, 1901; pg. 10; Issue 36514.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 226.