Baroda State Navy

Just like Baroda had its Army, it also had it’s own Navy in 1795’s. At the time Maharaja Pilajirao were appointed as General of revenue collection by Peshvas. To secure the coastline from foreign invaders & to boost the trade, Maratha fleet – armed vessels were stationed at Billimora, located near Surat, where the Gaekwad’s had Bunder Billimora Suba Armor, a Naval establishment.

Baroda state under the Maratha empire was only richest princely state which had a coastline as it included Bet Dwarka, Moti Daman, Veraval, Billimora till Umargaon.