HMS Indus IV (launched as Valiant, 1863)
HMS Indus IV (launched as Valiant, 1863)


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NameIndus IV (launched as Valiant, 1863)Explanation
TypeBroadside ironclad frigate   
Launched14 October 1863
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure 
Displacement6710 tons
Guns18
Fate1956
ClassHector
Ships bookADM 135/487
Note1888 h.s.
1897 d.s.
1904 = Indus IV.
1916 = Valiant (old).
1919 = Valiant III.
1924 oil hulk
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1 September 1868
- 24 March 1869
Commanded by John James Kennedy, Coast Guard, River Shannon
27 November 1868Commanded by Commander Frederic Proby Doughty, Coast Guard, River Shannon
24 March 1869Commanded by William Henry Haswell, Coast Guard, River Shannon
27 May 1869Commanded by Captain William John Samuel Pullen, Coast Guard, River Shannon (and, May 1869, cruise of the Reserve Fleet)
17 May 1870
- 31 December 1871
Commanded by Arthur Wilmshurst, Coast Guard, Tarbert, River Shannon
December 1871
- October 1872
Commanded by Cecil William Buckley, Coast Guard, River Shannon (until invalided)
10 November 1874
- 17 November 1874
Commanded by Commander Edmund Hope Verney
1 January 1876Commanded by William Cox Chapman, Coast Guard, River Shannon (1879 with the Channel squadron)
(21 January 1876)Commanded by Captain Nowell Salmon, Coast Guard, River Shannon
1 January 1881
- 18 September 1883
Commanded by Captain James Augustus Poland


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