Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Drunken bid to 'bomb' warship


War Hero
Drunken bid to 'bomb' warship

By Ralph Riegel

10 February 2006
A drunk armed with two firebombs almost single-handedly ended an historic Royal Navy courtesy visit to mark Cork's reign as EU Capital of Culture.

Terence O'Brien (36) was brought down by a garda as he approached the warship, HMS Richmond, with the apparent intention of attacking its helicopter.

Det-Gda Jim Nyhan rugby-tackled O'Brien as he attempted to rush towards the frigate on February 12 last, Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard.

Both bottles in O'Brien's possession were smashed on the quayside and it subsequently emerged that they contained a flammable cocktail of petrol and sugar.

Gardai said if the fire bombs had been successfully thrown and ignited on the warship or the Westland Lynx helicopter, the consequences could have been very serious.

Judge Patrick Moran was told that the HMS Richmond was berthed in Cork city centre for a courtesy visit.



War Hero
with the apparent intention of attacking its helicopter

Nah,he was just going to feed it some bread!LOL
----or he was just trying to fulfill a mess invite, hoping to drop off some of his home brew in return for a barrel of C.S.B.


Book Reviewer
Bisley said:
Sh1t if we were the Israel's Dublin would be flattened by now.

I'm sure the residents of Cork would see that as a plus! :)

I visited Cork several years ago on the Ledbury; at a SRs RPC at the Irish Navy Base at Haulbowline we were greeted by the Mess Pres, a Dubliner, offering Guinness and the Vice-Pres from Cork offering Murphys; our host (a non-partisan Irishman from elsewhere) advised us of the regional rivalry - so not wishing to offend either we ended up drinking both!
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Ageing_Gracefully What do you do with the drunken sailor? Diamond Lil's 49
MoD_RSS Drunken tube pusher sees sentence increased MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Man has prison time increased after drunken assault MoD News 0
SONAR-BENDER What shall we do with the drunken sailor? Pay a million. Diamond Lil's 66
S What became of the drunken sailor? History 20
soleil Australian: "RAN Sick Of Tony Abbott's Use Of Phrase 'Drunken Sailors'" International 0
soleil BBC: "Submariners Punished For Drunken Misconduct" Submariners 22
R Drunken Moose in Tree The Gash Barge 1
H Drunken Excuses Miscellaneous 0
B Your best drunken incidents. Diamond Lil's 10
S Drunken Sailor Diamond Lil's 4
N "What shall we do with a drunken Sailor" Censor him Current Affairs 28
MoD_RSS UK invites Malaysia to bid for £2.5 million UK PACT climate change grant MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Civil news: opportunity to bid for telephone advice contracts MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Save the Children UK can bid for Government funding again after improving safeguarding standards MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Universities can bid for more healthcare course places MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Successful bid for funds to plant thousands of trees MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Opportunity for education and skills training providers to bid for European Social Funding in four Local Enterprise Partnership areas MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government response: UK COP26 presidency bid in partnership with Italy MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Export Bar placed on Renaissance casket in a bid to keep it in UK MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Communities bid to make their high streets for the future MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: West Cumbria makes shortlist in bid to help expand Heathrow Airport MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Air ambulance charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Passenger views sought on bid to extend pay-as-you-go on rail network MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Industry experts assemble in bid to make cutting-edge nuclear technology a reality MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Facilities management suppliers invited to bid for places on new framework MoD News 0
soleil Portsmouth News: "Portsmouth Survivors Of HMS Sheffield Back Bid To Name New Type 26 Frigate After Doomed Falkland Ship" The Fleet 35
soleil Pompey News: "Navy’s Top Brass Bid A Fond Farewell To Dedicated Secretary" Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 0
soleil Hull Daily Mail: Support For Hull's Bid To Make HMS Illustrious A Tourist Attraction The Fleet Air Arm 6
trelawney126 France & China bid to build new Reactors Current Affairs 10
C Bid Manager-Aerospace Engineering-Farnborough,£44,000 pa The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
soleil North West Evening Mail: "Sailor Heads Vessel In Bid For A Ship-Shape Olympics" SCC and URNU 0
soleil Sun: "Sailor In Outrage At MoD Axe Bid" Current Affairs 11
W Pirates block Britain's bid to rule waves (Daily Mail 16 Aug 11) Current Affairs 4
trelawney126 Iraq Compensation bid Blocked by Judge Current Affairs 1
trelawney126 Moscow to Bid for Ark Royal: brokered by France Diamond Lil's 7
ForcesJobShop Employment Opportunity: Bid Writer - FRES Work Package The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
v8topcat Helo bid process halted Current Affairs 1
soleil Herald: Bid To Bring The World's Navies To Training Centres Bases / Shore Est 0
drewfester 2018 World Cup Bid Current Affairs 62
soleil Herald (Sc): "US Companies Bid To Take Over Clyde Bomb Base" Bases / Shore Est 4
soleil P. News: "MP's Bid To Take Carriers Away Is 'Bound To Fail'" Bases / Shore Est 0
D Yorkshire Ripper launches bid for prison release Current Affairs 9
soleil Pompey News: "VT Group rejects Babcock takeover bid" Current Affairs 1
soleil "Ship shape for England's World Cup bid" The Fleet 3
soleil Mne McBean in bid to have his compensation payment revised The Corps 7
soleil MoD in Court of Appeal bid to reduce 2 Compensation Awards Current Affairs 22
Similar threads