What do the initials HCS mean after a ship's master's name in 1854?

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Also written as HEICS in one place, which MAY indicate Hon East India Co, Service ship.
in Genealogy Help by Jane Wesson G2G Rookie (290 points)

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Yes, it stands for Honourable Company Ship or Service, the "Honourable Company" being the East India Company.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

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