HMS Crocodile (1867)
|Builder:||Money Wigram and Sons|
|Launched:||7 January 1867|
|Fate:||Sold 11 May 1894|
|Class and type:||Euphrates-class troopship|
|Displacement:||6,211 tons, 4,206 tons BM|
|Length:||360 ft (109.7 m) (overall)|
|Beam:||49 ft 1.5 in (15.0 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)|
|Speed:||15 kn (28 km/h)|
|Armament:||Three 4-pounder guns|
HMS Crocodile was a Euphrates-class troopship launched into the Thames from the Blackwall Yard of Money Wigram & Sons on 7 January 1867. She was the fourth and last vessel of the Royal Navy to carry the name.
Crocodile was one of five iron-hulled vessels of the Euphrates class. All five were built to a design of 360 ft overall length by about 49 ft breadth, although Malabar was very slightly smaller than the rest of the class. They had a single screw, a speed of 14 knots, one funnel, a barque-rig sail plan, three 4-pounder guns, and a white painted hull. Her bow was a "ram bow" which projected forward below the waterline.
She was built for the transport of troops between the United Kingdom and the Indian sub-continent, and was operated by the Royal Navy. She carried up to 1,200 troops and family on a passage of approximately 70 days. She was commissioned in April 1870 under Captain G H Parkin.
Crocodile was re-engined rather later in life than her sisters, with her single-expansion steam engine replaced with a more efficient compound-expansion type.[Note 1]
Crocodile's last voyage began at Bombay in October 1893. On 3 November, as she was approaching Aden, the high-pressure steam cylinder exploded and the ship came to a halt. The next day she was towed to an anchorage near Aden.  Most of the soldiers and their families were brought home on other ships. Crocodile eventually arrived back at Portsmouth on 30 December 1893, having travelled using only the low-pressure steam cylinder, and was not further employed for trooping.
|November 1866||April 1870||Captain George Willes Watson|
|8 April 1870||17 May 1873||Captain George Henry Parkin|
|2 June 1875||-||Captain Philip Ruffle Sharpe|
|10 June 1878||16 September 1882||Captain Frederic Proby Doughty|
|May 1890||-||Captain Orford Churchill|
- Winfield does not show a re-engining of Crocodile. This is a misprint and the Errata should be consulted.
- Winfield, Rif & Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.
- Birmingham Daily Post 29 November 1893
- The Times, London, 1 January 1894
- Colledge. Ships of the Royal Navy. p. 83.
- "HMS Crocodile at William Loney RN website". Retrieved 2009-06-23.