HMS Censeur

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Censeur, 1795
Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Taken : by Vice-admiral Hotham's fleet, off Genoa 14 Mar 1795 ;
Disposal date or year : 7 Oct 1795
Disposal Details : Captured, Oct. 7, by a French squadron, off Cape St.-Vincent.

25 Sep 1795, the Fortitude, Bedford, and Censeur, Captain John Gore, previously detached from the Mediterranean fleet, for England with a convoy, along with the frigates Argo, Juno, Lutine, and fireship Tisiphone. The Argo and Juno, with 32 sail of the convoy, parted company in the Gut.

7 Oct 1795, off Cape St.-Vincent the Fortitude, Bedford, and Censeur (jury-rigged and armed en flute), Lutine, and Tisiphone with their convoy sighted a large French squadron, which departed in chase. In the subsequent exchange the Censeur was recaptured by the French along with 30 ships of the convoy, the rest continuing their passage to England.