HMS Indus

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Five ships and two establishments of the Royal Navy, and one ship of the Royal Indian Navy have borne the name HMS Indus, after the Indus River:



  • HMS Indus was the name assigned to the Devonport guard ship and flagship of the Port Admiral, between 1860 and 1905:
    • HMS Indus was the original guard ship between 1860 and 1898.
    • HMS Valiant was HMS Indus for a few months in 1898.
  • HMS Indus was the mechanics' training establishment and workshops at Devonport between 1906 and 1922. A number of ships were renamed whilst serving as depot and base ships for the establishment:
    • HMS Defence was renamed HMS Indus in 1898, commissioned as the establishment in 1906, renamed HMS Indus I in 1910 and was paid off in 1922.
    • HMS Temeraire was HMS Indus II between 1910 and 1914.
    • HMS Flora was HMS Indus II between 1915 and 1918.
    • HMS Victorious was HMS Indus II between 1920 and 1922.
    • HMS Bellerophon was HMS Indus III between 1910 and 1922.
    • HMS Valiant was HMS Indus IV between 1904 and 1906.
    • HMS Triumph was HMS Indus IV between 1910 and 1914.
    • HMS Ganges was HMS Indus V between 1910 and 1922.