The History of England from the Acession to the Decease of King George the Third Volume 6

The History of England from the Acession to the Decease of King George the Third Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...superior in comple-ment of men and weight of metal, was soon discerned. The Censeur, a seventy-four, was encountered by Captain Freemantle, in the Inconstant frigate, and Captain Nelson, in the Agamemnon, of sixty-four, and must speedily have surrendered, but, the main body of VOL. vi. z In the Mediterranean. the French squadron advancing to her aid, the British ships were obliged to rejoin their own fleet, while the Censeur, totally disabled, was taken in tow. Two days afterwards, a little to the westward of Genoa, the disabled ship, and the Ca-ira, of eighty guns, which had her in tow, were taken, and a cannonade between the two fleets occasioned considerable slaughter, without any material benefit to either party. An unfortunate incident gave the enemy a revenge, although not a compensation for his loss: the Illustrious, of seventy-four guns, was stranded at Nice in a gale of wind, and went to pieces. A spirited action took place between the Dido and the Lowestoffe, and two French frigates, the Minerve of forty-two, and the Artemise of thirty-six guns; the Minerve was captured, but the Artemise escaped. In a partial conflict, after driving the enemy into Frejus Bay, Admiral Hotham captured the Alcide of seventy-four guns; but she took fire and blew up, half her crew being destroyed by the explosion. These small advantages were more than compensated to the enemy. A fleet of merchant ships, the Fortitude, the Bedford, both seventy-fours, the Lutine frigate, and the Censeur, the late prize, very ill appointed, were met by six sail of the line, under Admiral Bichery, off Cape St. Vincent. An engagement ensued, in which the Censeur was recaptured; and the Fortitude and the Bedford would probably have shared the same fate, but that the enemy more

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