East Indies and China Station
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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.
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. Its area covered the Indian Ocean and the coasts of China and its navigable rivers. These responsibilities did not imply territorial claims, although the navy often co-operated with British commercial interests in the above areas.