Henry Dennis Hickley
Life & Career
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.
- "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Thursday, 24 December, 1903. Issue 37272, col A, p. 1.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/16.
|Captain of H.M.S. Audacious
18 Sep, 1873 – 17 Mar, 1874
Philip H. Colomb
|Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
22 Jul, 1875 – 30 Sep, 1875
Richard E. Tracey
William H. Edye
|Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
1 Jan, 1878
Thomas B. Lethbridge
|Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland
Walter C. Carpenter
- The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 419.
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 10.
- The London Gazette: no. 24806. p. 391. 27 January, 1880.
- The London Gazette: no. 25600. p. 3033. 25 June, 1886.
- The London Gazette: no. 26279. p. 2252. 15 April, 1892.
- The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 218.