Henry Dennis Hickley

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Admiral Henry Dennis Hickley, Royal Navy, Retired (11 December, 1826 – 22 December, 1903) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hickley was promoted to the rank of Captain on 16 February, 1864.[1]

Hickley's central battery ironclad Iron Duke collided with Richard Dawkins's Vanguard in fog on 1 September 1875, sinking the Vanguard. Captain Dawkins was severely reprimanded and dismissed his ship following a Court Martial that criticised his role in the collision. Neither Hickley nor any of the crew of Iron Duke was subjected to a Court Martial despite their obvious complicity in the fog-bound misadventure.[2]

Hickley was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 January, 1880, vice Dowell.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 June, 1886, vice Clanwilliam.[4] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List dated 5 April, 1892.[5]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Thursday, 24 December, 1903. Issue 37272, col A, p. 1.

Papers

Service Record

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 419.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 10.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 24806. p. 391. 27 January, 1880.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25600. p. 3033. 25 June, 1886.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26279. p. 2252. 15 April, 1892.
  6. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 10.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 218.