Ganges -> 1906 Tenedos II -> 1922 Impregnable III -> 1910 Indus V

Nominal Guns84B065
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1819B181
First Commissioned1.1.1839B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay B065
Ship ClassCanopus ClassB065
Designed bySir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)B065
ConstructorNowrajee Jamsetjee WadiaB065
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Sold for Break Up31.8.1929B065


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck196' 5 ½"Imperial Feet59.7535 
Length of Keel162' 3 ½"Imperial Feet49.3903 
Breadth51' 5 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Depth in Hold22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Burthen2,285 8194Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Building MaterialTeak  


1821Broadside Weight = 1220 Imperial Pound ( 553.27 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1815700Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

1822 - 10.1822CaptainFrancis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)1824Captain Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:61617.10.1838 - 8.4.1842CaptainBarrington Reynolds (1795-1861)10.1.1848 - 1.3.1848CaptainGeorge Thomas GordonW0251.3.1848 - 19.10.1849CaptainHenry SmithW02519.10.1849 - 1850CommanderOliver John Jones (1813-1878)25.6.1857 - 1858CaptainJohn Fulford (1809-1888)

1 Flag Officer

25.6.1857 - 1868Rear-Admiral Robert Lambert Baynes (1796-1869)

8 Commissioned Officers

1.3.1823 - 1823LieutenantThomas Maitland (1803-1878)W02531.5.1823 - 31.8.1826LieutenantJames Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD18497.1824 - 23.11.1826LieutenantCheesman Henry BinsteadNBD184917.4.1827 - 8.12.1829LieutenantClaude Henry Mason Buckle (1803-1894)NBD184931.5.1827 - 19.4.1828LieutenantJohn Alexander DuntzeNBD184923.6.1827 - 1830LieutenantJames AndersonNBD184925.7.1831 - 2.1832LieutenantGeorge Benjamin BunburyNBD184918.10.1838 - 14.5.1842LieutenantHenry Bainbridge (d.1846)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

1822 - 10.1822MidshipmanWilliam BarwellNBD18491833 - 1841Master's MateMacdonald Bourchier (1814-?)NBD18491841 - 23.11.1841Master's MateJoseph Grant BickfordNBD1849

2 Crewmen

7.12.1824 - 18251st Class VolunteerPatrick Campbell (1812-?)NBD18491.1826 - 18261st Class VolunteerCharles Ross Bamber (1812-?)NBD1849

Service History

5.1819Began building at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay
10.11.1821Completed building at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay at a cost of £74498.0.0d
10.1822Paid off
12.10.1822Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
7.1.1823Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £30323.0.0d
17.10.1838Recommissioned for the Mediterranean
1840Operations off the coast of Syria
18.4.1842Paid off and placed in ordinary at Sheerness
1849In the Mediterranean
25.6.1857Recommissioned for the Pacific
5.1865Became a training ship
26.7.1866Training ship at Falmouth
9.3.1894Paid off
21.6.1906Renamed Tenedos IIB181
13.8.1910Renamed Indus VB181
12.10.1922Renamed Impregnable IIIB181


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1817British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817 - 1863Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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