Alexander Hahnemann Quicke

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Captain (emergency) Alexander Hahnemann Quicke, (19 April, 1877 – 27 December, 1938) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Quicke gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Quicke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1898.

On 20 June, 1902, Quicke qualified as first-class Lieutenant (T).

Quicke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1906.

In February, 1907 he designed a blockade mine pistol and received a gratuity of 250 pounds sterling.

Quicke requested that his name be removed from the list of men qualified for torpedo duties in January, 1910. Quicke's resignation was accepted on 6 April, 1910. His name was placed on the Emergency List in October 1910 so that his commission could be restored in order that he could travel to Chile as a Torpedo Instructor. He left for Chile on 29 December, 1910 and worked for their government until 28 December, 1912.

In early 1913, he provided a useful report on American submarine and destroyer battle tactics.

Quicke was promoted to the rank of Acting Commander on the Emergency List on 18 April, 1915 and appointed in command of an "H" class submarine whose number is not entirely legible but has two digits, ending in 0.

Quicke was promoted to the rank of Commander on the Emergency List on 19 April, 1917.

Quicke was promoted to the rank of Captain on the Emergency List on 1 February, 1919.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George A. Rooke
Captain of H.M. T.B. 68
15 Jun, 1897
Succeeded by
Harry T. Mosse
Preceded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
16 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Preceded by
Stopford C. Douglas
Captain of H.M.S. Alecto
29 Sep, 1915
Succeeded by
Sir Leonard P. Vavasour
Preceded by
Sydney S. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
18 Jan, 1918 – 1 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir