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HMS Ceylon taken by Vénus

HCS Bombay, later HMS Bombay and HMS Ceylon, was a 672 ton fifth rate, 38 gun wooden warship built in the Bombay Dockyard for the Honourable East India Company and launched in 1793. The Royal Navy purchased her in 1805 and renamed her HMS Bombay. She served with them under that name, and from 1 July 1808 as HMS Ceylon, until 1857.

On 17-18 September 1810, under the command of Charles Gordon, she was captured by Vénus and Victor. The next day, she was retaken by a British squadron composed of HMS Boadicea, HMS Otter and the brig HMS Staunch. Vénus was captured, and Victor managed to escape.

From c.1838 to 1852 she was the receiving ship at Malta, and from 1853 to 1855 the flagship of the Admiral superintendent there (Rear-Admiral Montagu Stopford and Admiral Houston Stewart[1] during this period).

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