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East India Squadron
USS Vincennes and USS Columbus in Tokyo Bay, Japan, in July 1846.
CountryEast India Squadron United States of America
BranchEast India Squadron United States Navy
TypeNaval squadron

The East India Squadron, or East Indies Squadron, was a squadron of American ships that existed in the nineteenth century. It focused on protecting American interests in the Far East, while the Pacific Squadron concentrated on the western coasts of the Americas and the South Pacific Ocean. Its duties included the Yangtze River Patrol in China. The East India Squadron was established in 1835 and existed until it became part of the Asiatic Squadron in 1868.

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