Harold Hickling DSO, RN
|Born||17 Sep 1892|
Retired: 12 Jan 1948
Warship Commands listed for Harold Hickling, RN
|HMS Glasgow (21)||Capt.||Light cruiser||6 Jun 1940||5 Jan 1941|
|HMS Glasgow (21)||Capt.||Light cruiser||Feb 1941||27 Dec 1941|
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Light cruiser HMS Glasgow (21)
9 Dec 1941 (position 15.20, 72.29)
At midnight on the 9th of December 1941 HMS Glasgow (Capt. H. Hickling, DSO, RN) in error sank the RIN patrol vessel HMIS Prabhavati with two lighters in tow en route for Karachi, with 6 inch shells at 6000 yards. The vessel was alongside the lighters and appeared to those in Glasgow to be a large Japanese submarine on the surface. HMS Glasgow arrived in Bombay with the survivors on 9th. HMS Glasgow had left Colombo for patrol on 6 December 1941, she returned to Colombo on the 25th. The event took place about 80 nautical miles west of Goa in position 15°20'N, 72°29'E.
- ADM 53/112302
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