HMS Indus (1839)
HMS Indus and Squadron leaving Halifax Harbour, 1858
|Ordered:||18 May 1820|
|Laid down:||July 1824|
|Launched:||16 March 1839|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||80-gun second rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2095 bm|
|Length:||188 ft 6 in (57.45 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||50 ft 5 in (15.37 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
The design of Indus was based upon the Danish Christian VII, captured during the Second Battle of Copenhagen. She was originally ordered in 1817 as a 74-gun ship, but the order was amended in 1820 to an 80-gunner.
She was attached to the Mediterranean fleet, and commanded by Captain Houston Stewart until 30 October 1840, when Captain James Stirling took over as captain, serving until June 1844. Captain John Charles Dalrymple Hay had her until 25 November 1856, during which time she served as Rear-Admiral Houston Stewart's flagship, based at Devonport. Captain William King-Hall was her next commander, and she continued to serve as Houston Stewart's flagship, now on the North American and West Indian stations.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p190.
- Mid-Victorian RN vessel HMS Indus. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
- The Royal Navy in Nova Scotia Waters - HMS Indus. Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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