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Patrick O'Hagan was an Irish seaman who was part of the Obra Dinn's crew during her last voyage in 1802. He died when a mermaid speared him through the throat on the open sea.

Story and fate

O'Hagan was a seaman and therefore took part in many tasks concerning the running of the ship. At the execution of passenger Hok-Seng Lau, he was part of the firing line carrying out the execution but missed the condemned man.[1]

He joined Second Mate Edward Nichols when he stole the chest, kidnapped two Formosan passengers, and abandoned the ship. When the mermaids attacked the boats, he was the second victim when one of them threw a spear, piercing him through the throat. Nichols disposed of his body before returning to the ship.

The East India Company insurance assessment of the Obra Dinn incident found O'Hagan guilty of attempted mutiny and theft of cargo. His estate was fined £50.[2]


O'Hagan is addressed by name in The Calling, part 3, after his death, when Second Mate's steward, Samuel Galligan, asks if he is still breathing. Since O'Hagan's body, topman Li Hong's body, and seaman Aleksei Toporov are still present aboard the boats in this memory, it may not be immediately clear which one Galligan is speaking to. Li Hong and Aleksei Toporov can be identified in A Bitter Cold, part 1, which identifies O'Hagan through the process of elimination.


O'Hagan first appears to the player in Murder, part 3, although his chronological first appearance is in A Bitter Cold, part 1. He is also depicted in the Justice at Sea sketch.


  1. In Murder, part 2.
  2. Stated in the insurance assessment book in the epilogue of O'Hagan's fate is deduced correctly.