Henry E. Nichols

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Henry Ezra Nichols
Died (1899-06-10)June 10, 1899

Henry Ezra Nichols (died 10 June 1899) was an officer in the United States Navy who served as the commander of the Department of Alaska from September 14, 1884 to September 15, 1884 as commander of the USS Pinta.[1]

Nichols graduated from the US Naval Academy in September 1865, and served in the US Navy for the rest of his life, reaching the rank of Captain in March 1899, a few months before his death.[2]


Nichols is the namesake for the specific epithet of the blackeye goby (Rhinogobiops nicholsii). He collected the specimen and captained the ship during the voyage.[3]