HMS Ganges (launched as Minotaur, 1863)
HMS Ganges (launched as Minotaur, 1863)


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NameGanges (launched as Minotaur, 1863)Explanation
TypeBroadside ironclad frigate   
Launched12 December 1863
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure 
Displacement10690 tons
Guns36
Fate1922
ClassMinotaur
Ships book
NoteLaid down as Elephant.
1904 = Boscawen t.s.
1906 = Ganges.
1908 Ganges II
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
6 April 1867
- 25 October 1870
Commanded by Captain James Graham Goodenough, Channel squadron
8 October 1870
- 7 September 1871
Commanded by Captain Richard Wells, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, Commander-in-Chief of the Channel squadron
6 September 1871Commanded by Captain Robert Gibson, flagship of Rear-Admiral Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby, Channel squadron
6 August 1875
- 9 August 1877
Commanded by Captain Lord Walter Talbot Kerr, flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, Channel squadron
8 June 1885
- 22 July 1885
Commanded by Captain John Arbuthnot Fisher, evolutionary squadron


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