East Indies and China Station

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East Indies and China Station
Hong Kong-Admiralty House-1935.preview.jpg
Admiralty House, Hong Kong
Active 1831–1865
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Type Fleet
Garrison/HQ Hong Kong

The East Indies and China Station was a formation of the British Royal Navy from 1831 to 1865.[1]


The Station was formed in 1831; it ceased to exist when it was separated into the East Indies Station and the China Station in 1865.[1] Its area covered the Indian Ocean and the coasts of China and its navigable rivers.[2] These responsibilities did not imply territorial claims, although the navy often co-operated with British commercial interests in the above areas.


Commanders-in-Chief have included:[1]