East Indies and China Station

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East Indies and China Station
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Country United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Garrison/HQHong Kong

The East Indies and China Station was one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy divided its world-wide responsibilities from 1831 to 1865.[1]


The Station was formed in 1831; it ceased to exist when it was split up into two separate stations the East Indies Station and the China Station in 1865.[1] Its area covered the Indian Ocean and the coasts of China and its navigable rivers.[2] These responsibilities did not imply territorial claims, although the navy often co-operated with British commercial interests in the above areas.

In Command

Main Aricle: Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China.[1]