HMS Malabar (1866)
HMS Malabar (1866)


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NameMalabarExplanation
TypeTroopship   
Launched8 December 1866
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure4189 tons
Displacement 
Guns3
Fate1918
Class 
Ships bookADM 135/297
Note1897 base ship.
1901 = Terror
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
22 March 1867
- 13 February 1870
Commanded by Captain Frederic Dampier Rich
14 February 1870
- 21 August 1872
Commanded by Captain Sholto Douglas
(17 October 1872)
- 10 September 1864
Commanded by Captain Thomas Baker Martin Sulivan
10 September 1874
- 26 October 1874
Commanded by Captain Edward Thomas Nott (until Nott died)
30 October 1874Commanded by Captain Edward Kelly
(27 April 1878)
- 8 February 1879
Commanded by Captain Percy Patt Luxmoore until Luxmoore was superceded when Malabar touched the bottom in Whitsand Bay, near Plymouth.
8 February 1879Commanded by Captain John Frederick George Grant
24 November 1881
- 30 September 1882
Commanded by Captain Henry Hand
1 July 1883
- 5 December 1883
Commanded by Captain Henry Hand
5 August 1885Commanded by Captain Arthur Cecil Henry Paget
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Ma 9 August 1880The Himalaya, Captain Brent, which arrived at Portsmouth on Friday from India and the Mediterranean, disembarked on Saturday the troops which she brought from Malta and the old crew of the Ruby, which was paid off and re-commissioned at Bombay. The troops consisted of 110 invalids, time-expired men, and insane for Netley, four men for Woolwich, five Royal Engineers for Chatham and Aldershot, and three others, besides a number of women and children. There were no military officers passengers. The Himalaya was to have proceeded to Devonport on Saturday afternoon to have her defects made good and to be got ready for immediate transport service, but her departure, in consequence of the gale, was delayed until yesterday morning. The repairs to be made to her hull and machinery are very slight indeed, and she is ordered to return to Portsmouth on the evening of the 13th to embark reinforcements for India on the 17th — the day after the date fixed for the sailing of the Malabar. It is not known what troops she will embark, but Surgeons-Major Macbeth and Alexander, of the Army Medical Department, have been warned that they will have to take passage out in her.
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