Life & Career
Dawkins was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1848
Dawkins was severely reprimanded and dismissed the ship following a Court Martial that criticised his role in the collision which sank his central battery ironclad Vanguard on 1 September, 1875. No one of the crew of Iron Duke, which struck her, was subjected to a Court Martial despite their obvious complicity in the fog-bound misadventure.
Dawkins was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List in 1878.
|Captain of H.M.S. Vanguard
1873 – 1 Sep, 1875
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 10.