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

Nominal Guns84B065
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
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
Constructor Nowrajee 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 Ship Commanders

1822 - 10.1822Captain Francis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)1824Captain Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:61617.10.1838 - 8.4.1842Captain Barrington Reynolds (1795-1861)10.1.1848 - 1.3.1848Captain George Thomas GordonW0251.3.1848 - 19.10.1849Captain Henry SmithW02519.10.1849 - 1850Commander Oliver John Jones (1813-1878)25.6.1857 - 1858Captain John Fulford (1809-1888)

1 Flag Officer

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

9 Commissioned Officers

1.3.1823 - 1823Lieutenant Thomas Maitland (1803-1878)W02531.5.1823 - 31.8.1826Lieutenant James Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD18497.1824 - 23.11.1826Lieutenant Cheesman Henry BinsteadNBD184917.4.1827 - 8.12.1829Lieutenant Claude Henry Mason Buckle (1803-1894)NBD184931.5.1827 - 19.4.1828Lieutenant John Alexander DuntzeNBD184923.6.1827 - 1830Lieutenant James AndersonNBD184925.7.1831 - 2.1832Lieutenant George Benjamin BunburyNBD184918.10.1838 - 14.5.1842Lieutenant Henry Bainbridge (d.1846)NBD184911.1.1848 - 29.2.1848Commander James Gabriel Gordon (d.1871) Transfered ADM 196/2/1ADM 196

3 Petty Officers

1822 - 10.1822Midshipman William BarwellNBD18491833 - 1841Master's Mate Macdonald Bourchier (1814-?)NBD18491841 - 23.11.1841Master's Mate Joseph Grant BickfordNBD1849

2 Crewmen

7.12.1824 - 18251st Class Volunteer Patrick Campbell (1812-?)NBD18491.1826 - 18261st Class Volunteer Charles 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


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