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CENSOR (12) Gun-brig Built in 1801, Rotherhithe.
Sold in 1816.

  • 1803 Lieut. ATCHISON, cruising.
    On 25 January she was ordered to north from Plymouth to Leith to receive seamen.
  • In the Lowestoft Roads at the beginning of December 1803 Lieut. ATCHISON sighted a privateer in the offing in the act of boarding a vessel and communicated the intelligence to the Excise cutter BADGER. The BADGER weighed and went in chase of her and after three hours took the French cutter VIGILANT.
  • 1805 Lieut. J. L. ROWE, North Sea.
    Early in August 1808 he heard that the enemy intended to send thirteen gun vessels from Delfzyl to Flushing so he decided to cut them out. Unfortunately, when the boats of CENSOR and BREVDRAGEREN arrived with 50 men on the evening of the 10th., the flotilla had already sailed. He and Lieut. DOBSON decided to storm the fortress at Delfzyl but found that they were unable to land closer than seven miles from the town. There was a great surf beating against the piles and a strong wind blowing straight on shore and it was broad daylight before they could enter the fortress. They spiked four long 24-pounders and took and artillery sergeant and his guard prisoner but then had to retreat under fire when they roused the garrison of 350 men. When they reached the boats they found that the tide had turned and they had to drag them through a quarter of a mile of mud before launching.
  • Lieut. ROWE took the PRINCE CARLE and the TELEGRAPH during April 1809, the JONGE JAN on 7 May, FORTUIN on 24 June and ENDRACHT on 5 October.
  • 1811 Lieut. M. R. LUCAS, Baltic.
    After a chase of two hours he captured the French lugger HEUREUSE ETOILE on the 11 November 1811. She mounted four guns and was manned by 12 men. In her three days out from Stralsund she had only captured a Prussian galliot in ballast.
  • 1815 Sheerness.

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