Royal Naval Biography/Connor, Richard (a)

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A son of Daniel Connor, Esq. of Ballybricken, near Cork; and brother-in-law to Admiral Superintendent Sir Frederick L. Maitland, under whom he commenced his naval career as midshipman on board the Loire frigate, early in the late war. On the 17th Aug., 1804, he was wounded in action with the French frigate-built privateer Blonde, of 30 guns and 240 men[1]. His first commission bears date Jan. 5th, 1810. He subsequently served under the flag of Lord Keith, in the San Josef and Queen Charlotte first rates; and with Captain F. L. Maitland, in the Boyne 88, and Vengeur and Genoa, third rates. He obtained his present rank on the 19th May, 1828.