HMS Indus III (launched as Bellerophon, 1865)
HMS Indus III (launched as Bellerophon, 1865)


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NameIndus III (launched as Bellerophon, 1865)Explanation
TypeCentral battery ironclad   
Launched26 May 1865
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure4270 tons
Displacement7551 tons
Guns15
Fate1922
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/42
Note1892 guard ship.
1904 = Indus III, training ship for stokers.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
28 March 1866
- 29 June 1867
Commanded by Captain Edward Tatham, Channel squadron
27 June 1867
- 11 June 1869
Commanded by Captain Reginald John James George Macdonald, Channel squadron
5 June 1869
- 1 April 1870
Commanded by Captain Francis Marten, Mediterranean
11 April 1870Commanded by Captain Augustus Chetham-Strode, Mediterranean
10 November 1871
- 11 March 1873
Commanded by Captain John Dobree McCrea, Channel squadron
14 October 1873
- 17 March 1876
Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Captain Richard Wells, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, North America and West Indies
(17 February 1876)
- 20 October 1876
Commanded by Captain Hugh Campbell, North America and West Indies
15 March 1877
- 4 June 1878
Commanded by Captain John Arbuthnot Fisher, flagship of Astley Cooper Key on the North America and West Indies station
23 April 1878
- 22 March 1879
Commanded by Captain St George Caulfield D'Arcy-Irvine, flagship of Vice-Admiral Edward Augustus Inglefield on the North America and West Indies station
11 July 1879
- 24 February 1880
Commanded by Captain St George Caulfield D'Arcy-Irvine, flagship of Vice-Admiral Edward Augustus Inglefield then Vice-Admiral Francis Leopold McClintock on the North America and West Indies station
10 September 1886
- 1 April 1889
Commanded by Captain Bouverie Francis Clark
11 March 1889
- 29 April 1892
Commanded by Captain Charles Carter Drury
1904Renamed Indus III
12 March 1904
- 6 August 1904
Commanded by Commander Arthur Parkinson James


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