Ships of India, 1834 – 1934

By Victor F.L. Millard, published August 1944


This article discusses the vessels of the Indian Navy as the ships of the East India Company were called after 1834. The Company was moving from sail to steam and the specification, construction and service career of several ships are described. Contributions to hostilities in China and the Crimea are recorded. The East India Company’s navy ceased to exist in 1863 and was replaced successively by the Bombay Marine, Her Majesty’s Indian Marine, the Royal Indian Marine and the Royal Indian Navy in 1934. The vessels’ limited contribution to the First World War is described.

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Filed under: WW1 | Interwar | Opium Wars | Crimean War | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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