HMS Indus (launched as Defence, 1861)
HMS Indus (launched as Defence, 1861)


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NameIndus (launched as Defence, 1861)Explanation
TypeBroadside ironclad frigate   
Launched24 April 1861
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure3270 tons
Displacement6270 tons
Guns22
Fate1935
ClassDefence
Ships bookADM 135/126
Note1885 h.s.
1898 = Indus, t.s.
1922 hulk
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
5 December 1861
- 1 October 1862
Commanded by Captain Richard Ashmore Powell, Channel squadron
1 October 1862Commanded by Captain Augustus Phillimore, Channel squadron
13 January 1868Commanded by Captain Charles Henry May, Channel squadron
(5 October 1869)Commanded by Captain Nowell Salmon, West Indies, then Mediterranean


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