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Censeur

3523
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Censeur' (1782) (74) 1782-1795
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Captured14.3.1795BWAS-1714
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis BWAS-1714
Designed by
Antoine GroignardFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1799
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured7.10.1795BWAS-1714
Becomes
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Révolution' (1795) (74) 1795-1799
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen1,820Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795640EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1795 - 4.1795Commander
Thomas BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
BWAS-1714
4.1795 - 7.10.1795Captain
John GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1795Sailed from Gibraltar for England in company with
Fortitude (74) 1780-1820
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
and
Bedford (74) 1775-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
.The Censeur was armed En-Flute and jury-rigged

7.10.1795Retaken by a French squadron off Cape St VincentBWAS-1714
7.10.1795Action of 1795-10-07
7.10.1795Taken by the French off Cape St Vincent

 

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