Ships of the Bombay Marine and Indian Navy

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Ships Built in Bombay 1736 to 1863

Those built for Royal Service have the letters H.M.S. after them; those for the Hon. Company, whether Naval or Mercantile Service, H.C.S.; the remainder being either private merchant ships or uncertain. All the earlier vessels, described in the list as 'grabs' were built, we believe, for the Bombay Marine. Three ships of the name of 'Bombay' appear in the list, of which the last, launched in 1793, was the thirty-eight-gun frigate which, in 1805, was handed over to the Royal Navy, with the 'Cornwallis', fifty-six guns, the ships being re-named respectively the 'Ceylon' and 'Akbar'. The List has no pretention to absolute accuracy.

Ships Built in Bombay 1736 to 1863 [1].
Year Name Description Guns Tons For whom Built
1736 Drake Grab 14 - H.C.S.
1736 Success Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
1737 Prince Augustus Grab 14 - H.C.S.
1738 Resource Grab 14 - H.C.S.
1739 Bombay Grab 24 - H.C.S.
1740 Success Galley - - H.C.S.
1741 Defence Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
1747 Shaw Pedro Grab - - -
1749 Nesbit Ship - - -
1750 Bombay Frigate 32 - H.C.S.
1750 Mary Ship - - -
1751 Indian Queen Ship - - -
1752 Penny Ship - - -
1754 Revenge Frigate 28 - H.C.S.
1754 Eagle Snow 16 - H.C.S.
1754 Euphrates Ship - - -
1754 Success Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
1764 Restoration Ship 24 - H.C.S.
1764 Wallace Ship - - -
1768 Princess Royal Grab 14 - H.C.S.
1768 Queen Grab 14 - H.C.S.
1768 Princess Augusta Grab 14 - H.C.S.
1768 Hunter Ship 14 - H.C.S.
1769 Griffith Ship - - -
1769 Alexander Ship - - -
1770 Sky Cutter - - -
1770 Swallow Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
1770 Phoenix Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
1770 Syren Ship - - -
1770 Wolfe Galivat 6 - H.C.S.
1772 Britannia Ship - - -
1772 Louisa Ship - - -
1774 Royal Charlotte Ship - - -
1774 Nancy Ship - - -
1775 Betsy Snow 14 - H.C.S.
1775 Byramgore Ship - - -
1776 Industry Schooner - 140 -
1776 Nerbudda Schooner - - -
1777 Swallow Packet 14 200 H.C.S.
1777 Brazil Snow 14 - H.C.S.
1778 Amphitrate Snow 14 - H.C.S.
1778 Bencoolen Snow 14 - H.C.S.
1778 Panther Snow 14 181 H.C.S.
1778 Britannia Ship - 747 -
1778 Sea Horse Pilot Vessel - 188 H.C.S.
1778 Mermaid Pilot Vessel - - H.C.S.
1780 Hermanis Ship - - -
1780 Defence Luggage Boat - 189 -
1780 Intrepid Snow 14 - H.C.S.
1780 Hornby Ship 14 - -
1786 Milford Ship - 655 -
1787 Cornwallis Snow 14 - H.C.S.
1787 Johanna Snow - - -
1787 Jay Snow - 70 -
1787 Shaw Ardaseer Ship - 868 -
1788 Cyrene Ship - - -
1789 Tazbux Ship - - -
1789 Shaw Municher - - -
1789 King George - - -
1789 Bomanean - - -
1789 Hannah Ship - - -
1790 Lowjee Family Ship - 926 -
1792 Sarah Ship - 935 -
1792 Born Ship - - -
1793 Stromboli Bomb-Ketch 68 H.C.S
1793 Bombay Frigate 38 639 H.C.S
1793 Antelope Brig 14 199 H.C.S
1793 Fly Brig 12 176 H.C.S
1793 Upton Castle Ship 675 -
1794 Hooghly Pilot Vessel 150 H.C.S
1794 Abercromby Pilot Vessel 147 H.C.S
1795 Alert Brig 8 85 H.C.S
1797 Asia Ship 736 -
1798 Comet Brig 10 115 H.C.S
1798 Philip Dundas Brig 187 -
1798 Scaleby Castle Ship 1216 H.C.S
1799 Teignmouth Sloop-of-War 16 257 H.C.S
1799 Mornington Sloop-of-War 22 350 H.C.S
1799 Kaikusroo Ship - 1045 -
1799 Seringapatam Ship - 336 -
1800 Cornwallis Frigate 36 1363 H.C.S
1800 William Ship - 393 -
1801 Yacht for Governor - - - H.C.S
1801 Ternate Sloop-of-War 16 257 H.C.S
1801 Water Boat - - 67 -
1801 David Scott Ship - 749 -
1802 Tazbux - - 737 -
1803 Pack-Horse Luggage Boat - 161 -
1803 Alexander Ship - 746 -
1803 Charlotte Ship - 672 -
1803 James Sibbald Ship - - -
1803 Cambrian Ship - 705 -
1803 Estombole Ship - 441 -
1804 Admiral Rainier Luggage Boat - 102 -
1805 Prince of Wales Sloop-of-War 14 248 H.C.S
1805 Pitt Frigate 36 872 H.M.S
1806 Mercury Sloop-of-War 14 185 H.C.S
1806 Nautilus Brig 14 185 H.C.S
1806 Sylph Schooner 8 78 H.C.S
1807 Benares Sloop-of-War 14 230 H.C.S
1807 Salsette Frigate 36 885 H.M.S
1807 Bombay Ship - 1126 H.C.S
1808 Thomas Grenville Ship - 889 H.C.S
1809 Charles Grant Ship - 1246 H.C.S
1809 Aurora Sloop-of-War 14 247 H.C.S
1809 Vestal Brig 10 159 H.C.S
1809 Ariel Brig 10 160 H.C.S
1810 Psyche Brig 10 180 H.C.S
1810 Thetis Brig 10 185 H.C.S
1810 Minden Ship 74 1681 H.M.S
1810 Balcarras Ship - 1406 H.C.S
1811 Minerva Ship - 985 -
1811 Abercrombie Ship - 1288 H.C.S
1811 Hannah Ship - 457 -
1812 Ann - - 788 -
1812 Herefordshire - - 1279 H.C.S
1813 Buffalo Luggage Boat - 59 -
1813 Nerbudda Grab - - -
1813 Taptee Brig - - -
1813 Ernaad Timber Ship - 557 H.C.S
1813 Cornwallis - 74 1767 H.M.S
1813 Eliza Pilot Vessel - 189 H.C.S
1813 Cecilia Pilot Vessel - 191 H.C.S
1814 Thames Bomb-ketch - 102 H.C.S
1814 Victor Brig 18 384 H.M.S
1814 Caroline Frigate 36 575 Imaum of Muscat
1814 Flora Bengal Pilot Vessel - 186 H.C.S
1814 Guide Bengal Pilot Vessel - 189 H.C.S
1814 Sophia Bengal Pilot Vessel - 189 H.C.S
1815 Torch Light Vessel - 174 H.C.S
1815 Wellesley Ship 74 1745 H.M.S
1815 Zebra Brig 18 385 H.M.S
1815 Sphynx Brig 12 239 H.M.S
1816 Water Boat - - - -
1816 Planet Light Vessel - 174 H.C.S
1816 Cameleon Brig 12 239 H.M.S
1816 Amphitrite Frigate 33 1064 H.M.S
1816 Buckinghamshire Ship - 1349 H.C.S
1817 Henry Meriton Pilot Brig - 190 H.C.S
1817 Melville Ship 74 1767 H.M.S
1817 Trincomalee Frigate 46 1065 H.M.S
1818 Malabar Ship 74 1715 H.M.S
1819 Seringapatam Frigate 46 1152 H.M.S
1819 Shah Allum Frigate 56 1111 Imaum of Muscat
1819 Jane Pilot Vessel - 170 H.C.S
1820 Vigilant Schooner 6 72 H.C.S
1821 Bombay Gunboat - - H.C.S
1821 Ganges Ship 84 2289 H.M.S
1822 Madagascar Frigate 46 1164 H.M.S
1822 Nancy Brig - 163 -
1823 Palinurus Brig 8 192 H.C.S
1823 Hastings Frigate 32 566 H.C.S
1824 Elphinstone Sloop-of-War 18 387 H.C.S
1824 Asia Ship 84 2289 H.M.S
1824 Caledonia Ship - 742 -
1824 Clairmont Ship - 328 -
1825 Amherst Sloop-of-War 18 420 H.C.S
1825 Sea Horse Pilot Vessel - 188 H.C.S.
1825 Mermaid Pilot Vessel - 188 H.C.S.
1826 Clive Sloop-of-War 18 420 H.C.S.
1826 Liverpool Ship 74 1715 Imaum of Muscat
1826 Mountstuart Elphinstone - 611 -
1827 Coote Sloop-of-War 18 420 H.C.S.
1828 Pownah Pattamar 6 43 H.C.S.
1828 Bheema Pattamar 6 55 H.C.S.
1828 Euphrates Brig 10 255 H.C.S.
1828 Bombay Ship 84 2285 H.M.S.
1828 Hormusjee Bomanjee - 757 -
1828 Sir Charles Malcolm Ship - 866 -
1829 Hugh Lindsay Steam-Sloop 4 411 H.C.S.
1829 Tigris Brig 10 258 H.C.S.
1829 Royal Tiger Schooner 6 120 H.C.S.
1829 Andromeda (or Manilla ?) Frigate 46 1166 H.M.S.
1831 Calcutta Ship 84 2298 H.M.S.
1832 Shannon Schooner 6 87 H.C.S.
1833 Raparel Water-Boat - - -
1833 Sultana Ship - 312 -
1833 Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Ship - 555 -
1833 Two Sisters Brig - 277 -
1834 Mahi Schooner 3 157 H.C.S.
1835 Nerbudda Cutter 2 49 H.C.S.
1835 Margaret Cutter 2 61 H.C.S.
1835 Maldiva Cutter - 23 H.C.S.
1835 Cardiva Cutter - 27 H.C.S.
1835 Mootnee for River Indus - 42 H.C.S.
1835 Taptee Brig - 172 H.C.S.
1835 Nancy Brig - 179 -
1835 Lady Grant Brig - 239 -
1835 Sir Herbert Compton Ship - 346 -
1835 Bombay Schooner - 62 -
1836 Ardaseer Ship - 422 -
1836 John Fleming Ship - 514 -
1836 Megna Bengal Pilot Vessel - 201 H.C.S.
1836 Saugor Bengal Pilot Vessel - 200 H.C.S.
1836 Krishna Bengal Pilot Vessel - 200 H.C.S.
1837 Rajasthan Ship - 600 -
1838 Cavery Bengal Pilot Vessel - 200 H.C.S.
1838 Colleroon Bengal Pilot Vessel - 200 H.C.S.
1838 Constance Schooner 3 182 H.C.S.
1838 Snake Iron River Steamer 1 40 H.C.S.
1839 Mary Gordon - - 350 -
1839 Victoria Steam-Sloop 4 705 H.C.S.
1839 Comet Iron River Steamer 2 204 H.C.S.
1839 Meteor Iron River Steamer 2 149 H.C.S.
1840 Planet Iron River Steamer 2 397 H.C.S.
1840 Satellite Iron River Steamer 2 335 H.C.S.
1840 Medusa Steam-Sloop 3 432 H.C.S.
1840 Ariadne Steam-Sloop 3 432 H.C.S.
1840 Auckland Steam-Frigate 6 946 H.C.S.
1842 Semiramis Steam-Frigate 6 1031 H.C.S.
1842 - 5 Coal-boats - - H.C.S.
1842 Colaba Light Vessel
1843 - 2 Coal-boats. 1 Mud-boat & 1 Flat-boat - - P&O Co.
1844 - Coal-boat; Bridge of Boats, Nos. 1 to 60, for Scinde, with platform. - - H.C.S.
1844 Napier Iron River Steamer 3 445 H.C.S.
1844 Conqueror Iron River Steamer 3 299 H.C.S.
1844 Meanee Iron River Steamer 2 208 H.C.S.
1845 Sutledge, Beeas & Ravee Indus Flats - 664 H.C.S.
1845 Grapler Buoy-Vessel - - H.C.S.
1846 2 Coal-boats & Water-boat - - H.C.S.
1847 - A Steamer - 500 -
1847 - A Coal-boat - - -
1848 Ferooz Steam-Frigate 8 1440 H.C.S.
1848 Nerbudda Brig 16 420 H.M.S.
1848 Jumna Brig 16 420 H.M.S.
1848 Meanee Ship 80 2298 H.M.S.
1848 - Pilot-boat - - H.C.S.
1849 - A Pilot-boat & Coal-boat - - -
1849 - A Steamer - 619 -
1850 Nerbudda Cutter - 62 H.C.S.
1850 - A Ferry-boat & Coal-boat - - H.C.S.
1851 Indus Iron River Steamer 2 522 H.C.S.
1851 Jhelum Iron River Steamer 2 499 H.C.S.
1851 Chenaub Iron River Steamer 2 499 H.C.S.
1851 Falkland Steamer - 1159 -
1851 Zenobia Steam-Frigate 6 1003 H.C.S.
1852 - 2 Pilot-boats & Coal-boat - - H.C.S.
1852 Cursetjee Flat - - H.C.S.
1852 - Schooner (for Collector of Customs) - - H.C.S.
1852 Lady Falkland Iron Steamer - 155 H.C.S.
1853 Falkland Corvette 18 494 H.C.S.
1853 - A Light-Vessel - 49 H.C.S.
1853 Augusta Schooner 2 114 H.C.S.
1854 Ethersey Flat - - H.C.S.
1854 - Pilot-boat - - H.C.S.
1854 Assaye Steam-Frigate 10 1800 H.C.S.
1854 Punjaub Steam-Frigate 10 1800 H.C.S.
1855 Georgiana Schooner 2 90 H.C.S.
1855 Emily Schooner 2 90 H.C.S.
1855 Goolanar Steamer - 215 H.C.S.
1855 - Barge for the Governor - 51 H.C.S.
1855 - Barge for Commander-in-Chief, I.N. - 26 H.C.S.
1856 Charlotte Schooner 2 167 H.C.S.
1857 Lady Canning Steam-Sloop 4 527 H.C.S.
1857 - Pilot Schooner; Cargo-boat; 2 Dredging Vessels; 2 Bunder-boats; Water-boat; 2 Pilot-boats; 2 Warpring-boats for Kurrachee. - - H.C.S.
1859 Clyde Gunboat 3 300 H.M.S.
1860 Hugh Rose Gunboat 3 300 H.M.S.
1860 Hyderabad Flat - 394 H.M.S.
1862 - Governor's Barge - 51 H.M.S.
1862 - Commander-in-Chief's Barge - 36 H.M.S.
1862 - Light Vessel for Ceylon - 169 H.M.S.
1862 - 2 Pilot-Vessels - - H.M.S.
1863 - Dredging Vessels for Aden & 2 Pilot Vessels H.M.S.

Ships active in the India Navy in 1858

Ships active in the India Navy in 1858 [1]
Ship's Name Where built Year Tonnage Horse Power Armament (Guns) Description of Vessel Use
Ajdaha London 1846 1440 500 8 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Akbar Glasgow 1841 1202 350 6 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Assaye Bombay 1854 1800 650 10 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Aukland Bombay 1840 946 220 6 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Berenice Glasgow 1836 756 220 4 Steam-sloop War Vessel
Clive Bombay 1826 387 - 18 Sloop-of-war War Vessel
Clyde Bombay 1857 300 60 3 Steam-gunboat War Vessel
Constance Bombay 1838 182 - 3 Schooner War Vessel
Elphinstone Bombay 1824 387 - 18 Sloop-of-war War Vessel
Euphrates Bombay 1828 255 - 10 Brig. War Vessel
Falkland Bombay 1853 494 - 18 Sloop-of-war War Vessel
Ferooz Bombay 1848 1450 500 8 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Hugh Rose Bombay 1857 300 60 3 Steam-gunboat War Vessel
Lady Canning Bombay 1857 527 160 4 Steam-sloop War Vessel
Mahi Bombay 1834 157 - 3 Schooner War Vessel
Punjaub Bombay 1854 1800 700 10 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Semiramis Bombay 1842 1031 250 6 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Tigris Bombay 1829 258 - 10 Brig. War Vessel
Victoria Bombay 1839 705 230 5 Steam-sloop War Vessel
Zenobia Bombay 1851 1003 280 6 Steam-frigate War Vessel
Bheemah Bombay 1830 55 - - Pattamar (for Survey) Transports & Tender
Charlotte Bombay 1856 167 - 2 Schooner Transports & Tender
Coromandel London 1856 1026 - 4 Steam-transport Transports & Tender
Dalhousie - 1856 1022 - 4 Steam-transport Transports & Tender
Emily Bombay 1855 90 - 2 Schooner Transports & Tender
Georgiana Bombay 1855 90 - 2 Schooner Transports & Tender
Goolanar Bombay 1855 215 - - Steam-tender Transports & Tender
Nerbuddah Bombay 1835 49 - - Schooner Transports & Tender
Pownah Bombay 1831 43 - - Pattamar (for Survey) Transports & Tender
Prince Arthur - 1856 1246 - 4 Steam-transport Transports & Tender
Snake Bombay 1838 40 10 - Steam-tender Transports & Tender
Assyria Turkish Arabia 1840 197 40 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Chenaub Bombay 1851 499 60 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Comet Bombay 1839 204 40 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Conqueror Bombay 1844 299 50 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Euphrates River Euphrates 1836 186 40 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Frere Bombay 1857 610 120 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Havelock Bombay 1857 610 120 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Indus Bombay 1851 522 100 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Jhelum Bombay 1851 499 60 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Meanee Bombay 1844 208 40 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Napier Bombay 1844 445 90 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Nimrod Turkish Arabia 1840 198 40 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Nitocris Turkish Arabia 1840 154 40 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Outram Bombay 1857 610 120 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Planet Bombay 1840 397 60 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Satellite Bombay 1840 335 60 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Sir Hy. Lawrence Bombay 1857 610 120 2 River-steamer (Iron) Indus Flotilla
Beeas Bombay 1845 664 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Cursetjee Bombay 1852 205 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Dromedary Bombay - 205 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Ethersey Bombay 1854 174 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Kedywaree Bombay - 151 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Kotree Bombay - 100 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Mootnee Bombay 1834 43 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Ravee Bombay 1845 664 - - Flat Indus Flotilla
Sutledge Bombay 1845 664 - - Flat Indus Flotilla

Detachment Strength in the Mutiny

Strength, Armament and Stations of the Regiments of the Indian Naval Brigade serving in Bengal during the Indian Mutiny, between June, 1857, and May, 1860, under the command of Captain C.D. Campbell, Senior Naval Officer, Calcutta and commanding pennant vessel 'Calcutta'. (Exclusive of Captain Campbell, commanding the Brigade, and Mr R Mignon, Paymaster.)

Detachment Strength in the Mutiny [1]
Detachment Number Officers Warrant Officers P.O.s & Seamen Guns Station
1 6 2 150 - Fort William
2 3 2 100 6 Barrackpore
3 4 1 100 4 Buxar
4 4 1 100 2 Dacca & Dibrooghur
5 5 1 200 6 Gya
6 5 1 200 - Port Blair
7 4 1 110 4 Dehree
8 3 0 50 - Jessore
9 5 1 120 4 Chyabassa
10 3 1 100 2 Alipore
11 4 1 100 2 Moozufferpore & Moteeharee
12 4 1 100 2 Julpigoree
13 3 1 100 2 Chuprah
14 4 1 100 2 Chyabassa
Police Brigade 3 1 110 4 Dibrooghur


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "History of the Indian Navy 1613-1863" by Charles Rathbone Low. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1877